Box Office - 09/15/2009 4 stars out of 5 -- "Based on a true memoir, THE BOYS ARE BACK is a richly emotional and heartfelt drama that should strike a strong chord with discerning movie audiences around the world."
Rolling Stone - 10/01/2009 3 stars out of 4 -- ?[Owen delivers] a heartfelt, award-caliber performance....It's his core of toughness that makes the movie so funny, touching and vital.?
Los Angeles Times - 09/25/2009
"The film has moments of fun, terror and real emotion....THE BOYS ARE BACK is a bit like the parenting it portrays -- at times there is pain, mistakes will be made, but if you can get beyond that, there is pleasure to be found."
USA Today - 09/25/2009 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] lovely and emotionally resonant film....Clive Owen gives a stand-out, heartfelt performance..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/02/2009
"With those piercing eyes, Owen makes a lovely, soulful Joe..." -- Grade: B-
Empire - 01/22/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "The arrival from England of Joe's teenager with abandonment issues is welcome for its honesty and George MacKay's strong presence."
Clive Owen has taken on the role of men living dangerous lives, such as a bank robber (INSIDE MAN) and an ex-secret agent (DUPLICITY), but those types might seem easy next to being a single father in this dramedy. After the death of his wife, Joe Warr is left with two sons and zero ideas on how to run his house. Soon, the home devolves into chaos, and Joe must decide if his parenting plan wasn't such a good idea after all.
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