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December Boys

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Family

Release Date :

September 14, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Ron Hardy

Starring :

Daniel Radcliffe, Christian Byers, Lee Cormie, James Fraser, Teresa Palmer, Jack Thompson, Kris McQuade, Suzie Wilks, Victoria Hill, Sullivan Stapleto

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..Nothing about it rings true and the touches of whimsy and fantasy are toe-curlingly awfu..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
3 of 5

“..not as emotionally engaging as it should have been..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
1.5 of 4

“..listlessly-paced and soppy Australian period piece..”
by Tim Knight [Reel.com]
“..a refreshingly gentle treatment of familiar themes such as the inevitability of change, the dashing of youthful illusions and mutability of family..”
by Kevin Crust [LA Times]
3 of 5

“..a perfectly pleasant drama..”
by William Thomas [Empire Magazine]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Evan Henerson [LA Daily News]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ken Fox [TV Guide]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by David Noh [Film Journal International]
Reviewed by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]

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