- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 13, 2007
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 09/01/1997
"...An extraordinary piece of cinema....This film gives life to the screen, capturing an era long forgotten..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Rolling Stone - 04/16/1998
"...Haunting and hypnotic....Look for THE BUTCHER BOY to ignite more than a minor blaze..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1998
"...THE BUTCHER BOY sustains its breakneck pace. It's razor-sharp -- Neil Jordan's best film yet..."
USA Today - 04/03/1998
"...The movie is well-crafted and tightly assembled..."
New York Times - 04/03/1998
"...[A] strange, astonishing film....Mr. Jordan creates a riveting mixture of daydream and reality..."
Premiere - 05/01/1998
"...Jordan makes a striking return to his Irish indie roots....Owens is remarkable as a charming little misfit..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/03/1998
"...Jordan is remarkable in his ability to reveal people's inner lives and the interaction between everyday life and an individual's imagination and driving passion....[A] unique and uniquely challenging film..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/17/1998
"...Neil Jordan is a strong, passionate director, and THE BUTCHER BOY is original work..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/16/2007
"[A] wickedly black comic tale...The great movie Stanley Kubrick never got to make." -- Grade: B+
THE BUTCHER BOY, Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel, is a bold, brash, and original romp through the life of a troubled young Irish boy.
Based On A Novel |
Coming Of Age |