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The Boy is a movie starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, and James Russell. An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events...

Other Titles
Puika, Lanetli Çocuk, Setono vaikas, A fiú, In a Dark Place, ザ・ボーイ 人形少年の館, Le garçon, Ha'yeled, The Inhabitant, Cậu Bé Ma, El niño, Dečak, Boneco do Mal, Dete zla, Dječak, Djecak, The Boy - Segue as Regras
Running Time
1 hours 37 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
William Brent Bell
Stacey Menear
Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, James Russell
China, Canada, USA
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family's 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta's worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.

Comments about thriller «The Boy» (21)

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This movie was just a fun piece of entertainment. It was a really well made movie with some really creepy scenes. I would definitely recommend it to people. I thought the acting was really good and the plot was really good. I thought it was very creepy and made you think and was actually quite scary. The only problem I have with this movie was the ending. I'm not sure if it was meant to be a twist but the way they played it out was really lame and not really necessary. But still it didn't bother me that much because the movie was a lot of fun. I recommend this movie to people who want a really good movie and some nice action. My rating is 9/10.

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Margaret Curtis

I was not sure what to expect with the movie. The plot seemed like it would be easy to predict, but what it does is keep you guessing until the end. The first half of the movie is not a typical horror movie. Instead, you are treated to a very "arty" and gritty look at the lives of two friends, as they spend their Christmas Day on a lonely island. The premise is the two friends, William, who suffers from Invisibility, and Sam, who has a one-track mind, are traveling around the world for a year. It is here that the film starts to pick up. William has his own agenda, and Sam is going to take William's place when he is out of town. It is in this pivotal moment that the movie begins to pick up and becomes a true thriller. After this point, the movie becomes suspenseful and unpredictable. It is the suspense that makes this film so great. It is such a great feeling to see the movie for what it is. Not just a typical slasher film. The director, Chris Kent, is really good at creating this mood and atmosphere. The actors and actresses playing the roles of the characters are great. I think they did a great job with the characters, and all of the actors are just as good. This is a great movie to watch with a group of friends, it will make them laugh, it will make them scream, and it will make them jump. I highly recommend this movie to anyone.

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Sara Garrett

A poor kid discovers a newspaper clipping of a boy in a dazed state, who is left to make his own way out of the house, and he has to fend for himself. The horror is well-done, and keeps you guessing. It does what it says on the tin. There are a few surprises in the film. The girl is totally ruthless, and it is always really hard to get a handle on the picture. One thing I will say is that the ending is well-done, and very satisfying. It is nice to see that a director knows how to create suspense, when they know they are not going to have an answer. And it is well-done. The cast is great. Patrick Wilson is good, and really makes you wonder why he hasn't been seen in a leading role. It is also nice to see another young actress who has risen from TV (Hope Davis). So, it is a good watch, but I would not go out of my way to watch it again. You will be glad you didn't, it is well-made, but not a film to be seen by all.

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The Boy follows two brothers who have suffered some abuse as children. One of the brothers develops some abilities, which he later uses to become a powerful medium. The other brother has developed a mental disorder and begins stalking his siblings. They decide to use the medium to help them deal with their past. The film is very good, I really enjoyed it. The beginning is pretty good, the storytelling is solid, the acting is quite good, and the cinematography is pretty well done. The acting is quite good. The one scene that really stood out for me is when the brother turns on the television to find out that he has been channel surfing, he is making fun of the medium, and the camera follows him, and you see him looking away from the TV to try and get out of it. Overall, I really enjoyed The Boy. It's a great movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good movie.

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Julia Wilson

I loved this movie. I don't usually go for horror movies, but i decided to watch this after seeing the previews and I was very impressed. The movie is about a boy who is a 17 year old who is obsessed with the paranormal. He finds a strange photograph and starts seeing images that he couldn't believe. The movie kept my interest from beginning to end and it kept me guessing. It's worth the watch.

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Hannah Schultz

I never go to movies expecting to be scared, and I am glad to say that this movie delivered. What makes a movie scary is the audience reacting to what the film makers have set up for them, the audience is scared of the unknown, and that scares us. This movie delivers on both fronts. The Boy starts with the concept that "boys are strange", "boys are creepy", "boys are weird", "boys are scary", "boys are bad", "boys are dumb". If you thought these things could never happen in the real world, well, I can assure you they could in the real world, and then some. All the plot lines work out perfectly, and the cast of this film delivers on all fronts. I saw it in the theater when it came out, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. The only part that I didn't like was the main female character, the girl who is named Chloe, and she was just too little strong for the role. In my opinion, if you want to see a good scare, go see it with your boyfriend, a friend, or if you are alone, it is your choice, but this is definitely not the film for you.

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William Pierce

I just saw this movie and am very impressed. The first thing I noticed was that it was not a typical horror movie. It had suspense, tension, horror, and romance. The actors played their characters well, the camera work was amazing, and the story was engaging. I'm not really sure what the rating on IMDb is, but I would guess it's a 7.7. I think it deserves more, it was a great film. The thing that I really liked about the movie was the ending, I think it was fantastic. I am not sure why people were so negative on it, I thought it was a great ending, and it really pushed the story forward. I give it a 9/10.

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Dennis Willis

I don't want to write a spoiler but i think that the movie was fantastic. It's just that there were some parts that were too simple and that some things weren't explained very well. But the story and the acting were good. I also think that if you are a fan of the first one, then you would probably like this one. I also think that you will have to watch it several times to get the full effect. The one thing that i didn't like was that it was just a bit too simplistic. Some parts are just missing and it is not as good as the first one. The movie could have been a lot better but still a good movie. So I give this movie an 8.5/10.

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The Boy was, by far, the best film of the year. I went in not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. I'm going to write a spoiler-free review so I won't say anything that I don't want to spoil. The Boy is set in Ireland. The film is about a boy, Thomas, who, by some freak accident, is born with a fourth eye. He can see and hear with the eye. He begins to develop a friendship with the other boy, Arthur. And he starts to develop an obsessive fear of cats. The plot is confusing but that's the point. The plot is really about what's going on with Thomas and Arthur. This is really about Thomas and his fear of cats. That's it. The Boy has a beautiful soundtrack. The music is amazing. I can't say enough about the music. The music is also one of the best things about the film. It adds a lot to the film. I don't know if the film has a proper ending but it sure has a good one. The Boy is definitely one of the best films of the year. I can't wait to see it again. Go watch it now.

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Mildred Henry

I must say, i have never been this excited for a horror film. Not one moment of this film was boring. It keeps you guessing right until the end. This movie will make you jump, gasp, laugh, and make you question what your going to do next. It is a unique horror movie and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot is great, the characters are great, and the story is great. The only thing that I did not like was the fact that they had a witch that came out of the woods and tried to kill the boy. And it was not very scary, but at the same time, it was not good either. I give it a 9.5 out of 10. It is definitely worth watching, it is not boring at all. This movie is perfect for all horror fans.

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Maria Schneider

I first saw this movie on the Saturday matinee at the cinema. I have never been a big horror movie fan but I've seen this one. I thought it was really good. I've never seen a movie that scared me that much, like the one in the movie. I think the story was really good, I thought it was scary and a good story. I'm going to see it again because I want to know what happens next. It was really good, and I like how they told it. The plot is really good, it makes you think about the movie, and make you think about what happens in the end. I recommend this movie to everyone. It's a really good movie.

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Howard P.

The Boy (2014) was the first film directed by Ron Howard that I have seen, and was probably the most enjoyable, I mean the whole film felt like a ghost story, and I have to say that it did a good job of keeping the mystery in it and keeping me interested, the film does have a bit of a slow build up, but it really does pick up in the end. The Boy is based on a true story, that happened in a small town in Kansas, but the film doesn't really go into any detail on how it happened, so I can't say if it was real or not, but I feel like this movie did a good job of being true to the events that happened, and keeping it interesting. The story is about the son of the town Sheriff, who is a "bad boy" and the son's best friend. The son gets a new mother, but things start to get out of control when the mother kills herself. The son goes into his mother's room, and finds the deceased body of her, and the son goes into the room and finds a small video, that he thought was a dream, but it is actually a video of a boy on a murder spree. The video begins to play, and it shows the murder of a young girl, and the son finds the video, and goes into the room to find the video, and it starts to play again, and we get a bit more detail, that the son has a vision that his mother is in the room, and the boy finds out the truth about her. So after the movie finished I couldn't believe how good this movie was. The acting was great, the script was great, the cinematography was great, and the film has a very interesting story, but it doesn't go into the details of the events, but it does a good job of keeping the mystery. This film is definitely not your average horror movie, it is the type of movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, it is an interesting film, but if you are expecting a horror film, then you will probably be disappointed, but if you are expecting a thriller, then this film is the perfect movie for you, and I would recommend this film to everyone. The Boy is a great film, but don't expect it to be the next Saw, because this is the first horror film that I have seen that has kept me on the edge of my seat, I think that this film was better than Saw, and this film is the best horror film of 2014. 9/10

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Melissa Burns

I absolutely loved this film, and my fiance (a very jaded movie fan) thought it was great. He is a very good judge of a film. He said he enjoyed every minute of it. He likes the fact that the actors in this film are no-names, they aren't seen as celebrities, and they're the ones actually doing the acting. The cast is great, everyone is quite versatile and is actually quite interesting to watch. I think this is a great movie, and one of my favorites. Great acting, great story, great cinematography. Just great.

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Benjamin M.

I really don't understand the bad reviews of this movie. I thought it was really cool. I don't think it's scary but it is. I've seen some movies like that before but this is the first movie I've seen that actually scared me, so I give it a 9 out of 10. Don't listen to the other critics. Go see it! I'm not even a fan of the book, but I loved it. It was so unique and it did a great job of bringing the original story to life.

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Megan Wheeler

I have seen this film twice and I am still intrigued by it. It is very good to see a new release with horror as a key aspect. This film is scary, suspenseful, and has a strong and original storyline. It also has a great cast, and a great story to tell. The music in this film is beautiful, it really compliments the film. The cast is fantastic, and you really feel for all of them. This film is a classic and deserves to be watched again and again.

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William Gibson

Well, this is an enjoyable horror film that you won't regret seeing. The fact that it is shot on a hand held camera, as opposed to digital, is definitely a plus. The sets are quite impressive, and you don't need to be a fan of the actors in order to enjoy the film. Although the plot is nothing that new, the film is well paced, and makes it a very entertaining film. My only complaint is the story could have been better written. As it is, I have to give it a 9/10. I would have preferred to see a bit more of a twist, or better plot development, but I am not saying that this film is a perfect movie, but it certainly is very good and worth seeing.

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I never had any idea what to expect with this movie, the trailers did not tell me anything about it. So, I watched it and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. This movie had it all, I really liked the way the story was told, it was not like the movie Paranormal Activity, it was a lot more unique and scary. I also liked the way they depicted the atmosphere, like most movies do not do that, the suspense was great. I thought the acting was very good. All the characters in this movie were very well developed, the main characters in particular were very well developed, but the side characters were not developed as much as the main characters. There was a very good plot twist in this movie, I really liked that they kept that from the original. Overall, I thought this was a great movie, it was an awesome movie, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes horror movies. So, I give this movie a 9/10.

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Andrew C.

What a superb and unique piece of film. Some people may find it too gory for them, but that's not the point. It's a very strong statement on a subject that is very sensitive and difficult to tackle in a compelling way. I also thought it was well written and acted. In fact, I am glad it was filmed in America, as the scenes in Japan would have been hard to film and would have been hard to remember. I also thought it was one of the best films I have ever seen. It really should be shown to all film majors in schools.

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John Freeman

I didn't want to watch it. I read a lot of reviews on here and a lot of people said it was bad. I didn't want to watch it. But I just got bored watching it and I thought to myself "it's not that bad, I'm going to watch it." And so I did. The story is very scary. You just don't want to watch it. It's not that great and I didn't like it. But if you're like me and you like to see a scary movie then go for it. It's not like it's the best movie you've ever seen. But it's not bad.

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Kimberly Gomez

In my opinion, I was really surprised with this movie. I have read some of the negative reviews on IMDb, and I really think they need to get their heads out of the gutter. "The Boy" is truly a very suspenseful and suspenseful movie. I was really excited to see this movie, because I had never seen anything like it. And I wasn't disappointed at all. I'm not saying it is a perfect movie, but it definitely deserves a better rating than the horrible reviews it has received. What I really liked about the movie was the fact that it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was never bored at all, and I would watch it again and again. This is not a movie that will make you jump out of your seat, but it is a very effective movie. Also, I thought the casting was perfect for the role of Tommy. As I watched the movie, I was constantly surprised that Jason Bateman was in the movie, and was actually kind of surprised that he was in it. Jason Bateman was perfect for the role of Tommy. He was also very funny. Another aspect that I liked was that this movie kept me guessing the entire time. I didn't know what was going to happen next, and that is something that I don't see in many movies. You never know what is going to happen, and that is a very good thing about this movie. I also liked the ending, because it was different from the rest of the movies. I have never seen a movie end this way, and I really think that this is a great movie. I can't wait to see it again, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Walter Y.

A bizarre thriller that challenges the viewer to make sense of the events that have unfolded in front of him. With some effort, the audience can learn why and how the events of this film are connected and how it all fits together. This film takes you on a unique journey of a man who discovers that he is not alone in his ordeal. A woman who is deeply affected by the events and takes it upon herself to save the day. A director who never ceases to intrigue the viewer with his images and direction. This is a disturbing film with great performances from a cast that really knows how to play the character of a troubled man. This film is a true surprise and a must see!