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The History Boys (2006)

The History Boys

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

November 21, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Cast and Crew


Director

Nicholas Hytner

Producer

Nicholas Hytner, Damian Jones, Kevin Loader

Screenwriter

Alan Bennett

Starring

  • Richard Griffiths
  • Clive Merrison
  • Frances de la Tour
  • Stephen Campbell Moore
  • Sacha Dhawan as Akhtar
  • Samuel Anderson
  • Dominic Cooper as Dakin
  • Andrew Knott

Story


"The History Boys" tells the story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master (Richard Griffiths), a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their test scores (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grossly out-numbered history teacher (Frances de la Tour), and a headmaster obsessed with results (Clive Merrison), the boys attempt to sift through it all to pass the daunting university admissions process. Their journey becomes as much about how education works, as it is about where education leads.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..an excellent adaptation..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
“..somewhat limp and ordinary..”
by Stephen Snart [The Cinema Source]
“..never quite gels as a drama..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]