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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    69

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Essentially a coming-of-age story set in working-class North Carolina in the 1970s. But it's so startlingly original that it transcends the genre. This is a wonderful film, from puckish start to momentous finish.

  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's all way too heavy-handed, though nicely acted by Hirsch, Culkin, and, especially, Jena Malone.

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