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By Owen Gleiberman
Updated July 30, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Andrew Garfield, Boy A

Boy A

type
  • Book
genre

Boy A is the story of a child criminal released into the world as a young adult. Yet the moment we meet Jack (Andrew Garfield), who was given the protective pseudonym ”Boy A” during his trial, he’s such a bashful, smiley-sweet wallflower you can’t believe he did what he was accused of. This overly labored, underdramatized character study is arty and morose, yet it lacks the vision to portray Jack as anything but a victim. His simpering saintliness wears you out. C-

Boy A

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Jonathan Trigell
publisher
  • Serpent's Tail

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