The Boys in the Boat (2023)

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PG-13 2 hr 4 minDec 25th, 2023History, Drama
The Boys in the Boat is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction novel written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world.

The Boys in the Boat Review

‘The Boys in the Boat’ finds George Clooney rowing in a very safe lane. George Clooney’s latest directorial effort is such a strait-laced historical biopic that you wonder whether he truly felt inspired to make the movie.

In theaters on December 25th, ‘The Boys in the Boat’ is George Clooney’s ninth film as a director, but it’s so disappointingly average that it feels like an earlier effort, or even a backwards step from one of his previous, more inventive movies. Certainly it has the benefit of a compelling true story, yet it never quite lives up to it.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:December 25th, 2023 - Buy Tickets
On Digital & Streaming:January 16th, 2024 - Watch Now
Movie Budget:$40,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$54,401,583 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Andy Mitchell, Barbara A. Hall, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Kevin Ulrich
Production Companies:Smoke House Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Spyglass Media Group