Good Boys Reviews

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September 18, 2019
Some of this is fun and inventive, some of it repetitive and feeble, especially the heavy emphasis on the naivety of the protagonists and the hopelessness of their attempts at cool.
August 27, 2019
It's unreasonably messy and worse yet, it lacks any sort of flow.
August 26, 2019
"Good Boys," is a rather one-note and corny exercise in conventional storytelling. Despite its trailer's promises, there is no edginess whatsoever to be found in this movie.
August 23, 2019
Eisenberg and Stupnitsky, who also directs, try to balance the chaotic juvenalia with heartfelt insights, and those two consistently undercut each other until they're left with a movie only halfway insightful and intermittently funny.
August 22, 2019
Lazily and cynically conceived, this is the closest thing to a child labor violation ever released by a major studio.
August 21, 2019
Some are comparing it to "Superbad" and they are right. It is super bad.
August 19, 2019
For all its claims to be rebellious, Good Boys is surprisingly tame by today's standards.
August 19, 2019
A squalid mess that makes ill use of some talented young performers. It's not offensive; it's just baffling.
August 19, 2019
Thor's final school pageant performance of "I Want To Know What Love Is," intended to express his sense of growing apart, is the single most mawkish and dishonest movie ending so far this year.
August 19, 2019
"Good Boys," a film about three sixth-graders awash in a nonstop stream of questionable and often profane behavior, raises an interesting question. How low should Hollywood go when producing a comedy propelled by sex, profanity and drug use?
August 19, 2019
...the kind of movie that will live on in frat houses eight years from now when the sixth graders this film is actually intended for will be old enough to drink...
August 18, 2019
A painfully unfunny, lazy and tedious screwball sex comedy. It's a new low for comedy and humanity.
August 18, 2019
Non-stop 11-year-old F-bombs and little white and Asian kids talking like gang members on a drive-by shooting isn't really funny. It's more "*sigh* What's the world coming to?" sad. And you don't even wanna know what they find in Max's parent's bedroom.
August 18, 2019
One joke can't sustain the entire movie.
August 16, 2019
It has the distinct, lazy "80 percent of an actual movie" vibe you get from most Netflix originals...you've seen this movie before, worse versions, maybe, but better versions, definitely.
August 16, 2019
And I can't really complain about how the plot wanders, but it seems they could have gone even more over-the-top for greater comedic potential.
August 16, 2019
Is any of this good comedy? Hard to say. I'm not even sure it's possible to make an entire movie about middle-school boners, but an attempt has certainly been made here.
August 16, 2019
The plot's climactic event... veers into a sort of uncomfortable voyeurism... It feels as though we're given a backstage pass into moments children hold sacred, at least for those few years when the now trivial was then viscerally painful.
August 16, 2019
Sloppy, indifferent, unfunny, and charmless. Having kids spew profanity isn't an acceptable substitute for humor.
August 16, 2019
Profanity and banality make for a joy-killing combination in this fourth-rate farce.
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