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Nowhere Boy

Overview


Genre :

Biography, Drama, Music

Release Date :

October 08, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Sam Taylor Wood

Starring :

Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, David Morrissey, Anne-Marie Duff, Josh Bolt, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Bell, Jack McElhone, James Johnson

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

“..oddly straightforward biopic about the juvenile John Lennon..”
by Eric Hynes [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..Nowhere Boy is smart enough not to spell it all out..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 5

“..Nowhere Boy is certainly a highly accomplished piece of period film-making..”
by Anton Bitel [Eye for Film]
3 of 5

“..it's handsomely made, with ringingly heartfelt performances..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
Review rate : A-

“..it's a terrific film: insightful and moving, with rock & roll sequences that give you a tingle..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5

“..Enjoyable, impressively directed and emotionally engaging biopic with a terrific script and great performances..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..a prettily photographed melodrama about a tumultuous period in John Lennon's adolescence..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Amy Nicholson [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Simon Reynolds [Digital Spy]
Reviewed by Maitland McDonagh [Film Journal International]

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