The Butcher Boy

  • 1997
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

The comic-strip panels that fill the screen during the opening credits set the tone: Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's award-winning novel is brash, broadly drawn and awash in saturated color. But it's no cartoon. Bubbling just below the hyper-real surface is a wrenching and ultimately horrifying tale of adolescent isolation. It's 1962, and as...read more

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The Butcher Boy - Official Trailer
02:30 — Set in an Irish town in the early '60s, "Butcher Boy" centres on troubled teen Francie Brady (Owens), a lippy lad who withdraws from family strife - d (more…)

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: R
  • Review: The comic-strip panels that fill the screen during the opening credits set the tone: Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's award-winning novel is brash, broadly drawn and awash in saturated color. But it's no cartoon. Bubbling just below the hyper-r… (more)

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