The Boy movie review: best part about this horror film is, it doesn’t waste too much time getting started

The worst part about The Boy is just when the premise starts to work, thanks in large part to praiseworthy acting by all its main protagonists particularly the boy's aged parents, director Bell loses control.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Written by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Published:January 29, 2016 6:45 pm
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The best part about this horror film is that it doesn’t waste too much time getting started. Greta (Cohan) arrives for a nanny job to a storybook mansion deep in the English countryside, to find dark corridors, creaking floors, an unnervingly large family portrait, mysterious owners, and a porcelain doll standing in for a dead boy. There is a grocery delivery man who is pleasantly flirtatious but he does ask her to spit out her “chewing gum” so that he can tell her future.

The worst part about The Boy is just when the premise starts to work, thanks in large part to praiseworthy acting by all its main protagonists particularly the boy’s aged parents, director Bell loses control. From a film about parents dealing with a serious problem it becomes a story about a woman (Greta) alone in that size mansion with a doll that size. From a film about things that go bump at night, particularly after every visit by that particularly gracious delivery man (Evans), it becomes about Greta developing feelings about the doll. From a scared nanny she becomes a woman who has just lost a baby.

Any hopes still left die with the painfully ludicrous third part that has to be seen to be believed. Or maybe not.

Directed by William Brent Bell

Starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans

Stars 1.5

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    Abdul
    Feb 2, 2016 at 5:02 am
    If Brahms died then who was the person reconstructing the doll at the very end of the movie ?
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      kathryn
      Apr 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm
      What????
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        Len
        Jan 30, 2016 at 4:42 am
        Pretty good movie, went to watch it with my daughter n she clutched on to me a few times well. Thumbs up.. 4.5
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          rhona gorman
          Feb 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm
          maybe that was brahams fixing the doll? too many questions ananswered
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            Rodrigo Capatela
            Feb 5, 2016 at 7:11 am
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              Kristopher
              Feb 1, 2016 at 4:05 am
              The woman she did dead
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                Dezire Lusst
                Jan 31, 2016 at 12:46 am
                The ending made no sense and NO QUESTIONS were ever really answered stupid. Like what happend really to the little girl. Was the doll ever really posed and if not then wtf with the scene with the kids face and wtf did the letter SAY DAMMIT Nothing .
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