Little Boy Blue (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Boy Blue (1998)




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Permanently damaged Vietnam vet Ray drinks to much and terrorizes his family, particularly his wife and eldest son Jimmy. A police investigation, the revelation of secrets, Jimmy's sudden disappearance, and the reappearance of a vengeful woman from Ray's past causes set in motion the accelerated disintegration of the family.

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Ryan Phillippe
as Jimmy West/Danny Knight
John Savage
as Ray West
Shirley Knight
as Doris Knight
Tyrin Turner
as Nate Carr
Jenny Lewis
as Traci Connor
John Doman
as Andy Berg
Devon Michael
as Mark West
Adam Burke
as Mikey West
Kaitlin Hopkins
as Young Doris Knight
Dennis Letts
as Sergeant Phillips
Jerry Cotton
as Det. Fleaharty
Gail Cronauer
as Motel Clerk
Carine Chalfoun
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Little Boy Blue

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

I know what crap film Ryan did last summer!

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

So muddled and frustrating in its storytelling that I felt like giving up on the film halfway through.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Boston has written some excellent characters, and under Antonio Tibaldi's astute direction, the actors are uniformly superlative, right down to the walk-ons.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Little Boy Blue


Eliza Norton
Eliza Norton

Super Reviewer

"Little Boy Blue" is one of the most powerful and compelling movies I've watched in awhile. True family history slowly unfolds between a Vietnam vet (John Savage) and his wife and three sons. The movie starts out slow with what seems like a typical family that has some problems. However, as the movie goes on, Jimmy West (Ryan Phillippe) starts to wonder about his father and himself, and the relation between the two. Something just seems suspicious and he has some questions that need to be answered. Again, "Little Boy Blue" starts out slow, but when the plot starts to really show itself, the movie turns into one of the most powerful and thought provoking movies ever made. It slowly gives hints of what will solve the mystery and it really propels "Little Boy Blue" into being a disturbing, yet intriguing suspense drama. If you like powerful movies about family drama, I definitely recommend getting "Little Boy Blue." It's one of the best movies of its kind in every way. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Definitely an underrated, controversial movie.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Great film!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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