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The Boy  (2016)  (English)
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: William Brent Bell
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The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that t... Read More...
Release Date: January 29 2016 (India)
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Rating: Crictiq: 2.0 - Read Review  2/5
Nowrunning Critics: 2.5/5 | External Critics: 1.5/5
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Nowrunning Reviews
Wait, wait you will soon get that chill, you will soon spot the spirit, you will soon come face to face with the ghost. Yes, the doll will soon get alive, the boy will definitely scare you to glory. Alas! The wait reveals disappointment and never percolates into that horrifying creepy movie; you hoped you have come to watch.

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The Boy Review RatingAnurima Das | Read Full Review


External Reviews
Mihir Fadnavis (Firstpost)

The film is jam packed with cliches of horror - creepy dolls, a dead child, a new servant coming to an obviously haunted Victorian house, a lame twist - the works. The Boy doesn't really have anything new to offer in the genre.   Read Full Review

Sankhayan Ghosh (The Hindu)

The Boy works as long as it is a psychological thriller until it descends into a slasher flick. It loses the plot when it tries to tie the ends. It doesn't add up and nearly undoes the good job its done in parts until then.   Read Full Review

1.50
The Boy Review RatingShalini Langer (The Indian Express)

The best part about this horror film is that it doesn't waste too much time getting started. The worst part about The Boy is just when the premise starts to work, thanks in large part to praiseworthy acting by all its main protagonists particularly the boy's aged parents, director Bell loses control.  Read Full Review

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