The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back

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Average of 259 ratings: 3.2 Stars

2009 M Contains offensive language and sexual references.

Following the sudden death of his wife, Australian sportswriter Joe Warr (Clive Owen) struggles to cope with his grief and comfort his young son (Nicholas McAnulty). Being a single father gets even trickier when Joe's rebellious teenage son from a previous marriage (George MacKay) moves in. Director Scott Hicks helms this touching -- and often hilarious -- tale of a family in flux, based on a memoir by Simon Carr.

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100 minutes

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16:9, 1.78
English Dolby Digital 5.1,

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1080i High Definition Widescreen 16x9 (1.78:1)
English Dolby Digital DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1,

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3 by qofd

This was a perfectly watchable movie but nothing special. Not a lot of emotion in it.

3.5 by Ngozi

Very watchable. Enjoyed this movie years ago and now again. Entertaining about loss and recovery.

2 by Tubbs

The story borders on the routine but the location shooting makes it watchable.

3 by Wandog

This movie i thought did not do any justice to Clive Owen. I hope he is a better housekeeper in his own house. That was shocking. Give it a 5 out of 10.

4 by Twinmum

great movie. lovely story and good acting. highly recommend.

2 by wxid

Disappointingly ordinary and without subtlety. This movie fails to rise above its predictable and cliche plot despite the presence of Owen and some otherwise very capable Australian actors who all seem... Read more

3 by chris21

This is a rather sad movie, but in a nice way and there IS a happy ending which makes it an unusual Aussie movie. Quite touching in places. Clive Owen is great.