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The Boy Next Door Review

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0.0

Dave White Profile

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

  • 2.0
    31

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Variety Andrew Barker

    The film’s initial formulaic competence gives way to outright preposterousness rather quickly, hinging on idiot-plot character motivations.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    I wish The Boy Next Door were a different, zingier sort of mediocrity, but whenever it threatens to go the full Zalman King "Two Moon Junction" route, it pulls back and behaves itself and settles for a grindingly predictable series of escalations.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    It offers January moviegoers some guilty-pleasure thrills and laughs, while falling way short of its potential on both the dramatic and the camp fronts.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

    The movie's not built for belief. It's built for dumb, shivery, sexed-up pleasure, and it delivers, albeit somewhat modestly.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Predictable and foolishly unsuspecting characters react in ways that make you want to shake them. But there's an undeniable sense of silly fun in this erotic thriller.

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