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Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 4, 2014 4:19 PM
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  • 56 Comments
"Boyhood's" near-perfect scores on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes drown out the voices of critics who want to take a closer look.

Barbed Wire: 'Getaway'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 29, 2013 3:28 PM
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  • 0 Comments
"You can tell how restless he is by the fact that he wears a hat for a lot of the beginning of the movie. Nothing says a movie star has given up like wearing a hat."