The Butcher Boy

Starring: Stephen Rea & Eamonn Owens Director: Neil Jordan  Rated: R: Restricted
The Butcher Boy
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Entertainment Reviews:

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+

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Based On A Novel | Coming Of Age | Ireland | Killers | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 87,697
  • UPC: 012569585638
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