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Readers respond after 'Boyhood' fails to impress critic Kenneth Turan
Readers respond after 'Boyhood' fails to impress critic Kenneth Turan

Finally a serious critic has the courage to say "the king has no clothes" or at least a very limited wardrobe ["A Gang of One Unmoved By 'Boy" by Kenneth Turan, Aug. 3]. When I left the movie, I felt like I had sat through an overlong, disjointed, at times overwrought and uneven film. One that was more of a "card trick" than a really good movie. A film that was mostly to be lauded for its commitment and tenacity to take 12 years to complete. If anyone deserves credit for its success, it's Michael Apted, whose "Up" series demonstrated that capturing aging and mortality on screen is far more powerful than any fiction movies can conjure. ...

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