Beautiful Boy (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Beautiful Boy (2018)



Critic Consensus: Beautiful Boy sees Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell delivering showcase work that's often powerful enough to make up for the story's muted emotional impact.

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Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.


Steve Carell
as David Sheff
Maura Tierney
as Karen Barbour
Amy Ryan
as Vicki Sheff
Christian Convery
as Jasoper Sheff
Christian Convery
as Jasper Sheff

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A test of an actor is playing someone who's split in so many ways that he moves forward while looking backwards and vice versa, and Chalamet is already a master.

October 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Chalamet is asked to hit some big notes in this performance, but we never see him acting. That's true greatness in the making.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Beautiful Boy delivers less than what one would expect from the story it endeavors to tell.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A harrowing and frequently dispiriting watch.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is not a movie for the faint of heart, but one that will stick long in your mind.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Chalamet now leaves no doubt that he's an actor of refined and profound gifts: His performance in "Beautiful Boy" helps elevate a boho-bourgeois melodrama to something that aspires to be more achingly real and human.

October 17, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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