The Boys in the Boat

124 mins
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Director George Clooney teams up with the writers behind The Upside, The Revenant, and Rogue One for this film retelling... More

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The Boys in the Boat | Ratings & Reviews

"Those looking for a film worthy of this engaging true story will have to keep waiting."


"Try as it might for that additional political heft, this is ultimately just a standard-issue sports movie."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Feels like an animatronic museum display."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"There’s a lingering quaintness to it all."


"Autopilot Clooney – a pleasant, coddling watch almost ruthlessly shorn of depth or subtext."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"This inspirational drama cannot outrace the filmmaker’s staid, undemanding approach"

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"It’s time to ask the question, “Is there any genre that George Clooney can’t direct … badly?”"

The TimesThe Times

"To watch “A George Clooney Film” is to accept a good, long nap."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Like the Huskies, it gets the job done, stumbling sometimes but mostly assured."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A rather inert proposition, a beautiful postcard of a film."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"A handsome, stirring, yet untaxing dose of underdog-sports uplift."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"A fine time at the movies."

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle

"Conventionally old fashioned, the film may not surprise you, but it will satisfy you."

"Well-crafted, lovely to look at, and rather old-fashioned."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"Fluidly told and elegantly mounted."


"The script is as subtle as a bonk on the nose, and the editing repeats every beat twice-over."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The movie can’t really escape the whirlpool-like drag of its earnest familiarity."


"The excitment on the water is muted by thinly developed personal dramas."


"Drifts from one sports cliche to the next."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Not a bad film, but certainly not a great one."


The Boys in the Boat | Details

12A, moderate bad language
Drama, Sport, True Story & Biography
Country of origin

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