A Boy Called Dad (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Boy Called Dad (2009)

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When he finds himself a father at the age of 14, Robbie is quickly catapulted into adulthood.

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Critic Reviews for A Boy Called Dad

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Starts confidently, before panicking itself into potty melodrama.

May 6, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A sympathetic study of confusion, heartache and despair.

May 6, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

A well-intentioned look at masculinity and fatherhood.

April 30, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Shot adroitly, and combining Leone-esque close-ups with long tracking shots of the various urban and rural locations, the film prioritises the ambiguity of emotional ties over expository melodrama.

April 30, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

Powerful and affecting.

April 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film has a nicely desolate air and some sweet bonding between the two Dads. But having avoided the threat of sentimentality, the film falls prey, in its latter stages, to silliness.

April 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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