• This Boy's Life (1993) Rating & Reviews

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  • The movie is successful largely because [DiCaprio] is a good enough actor to hold his own in his scenes with De Niro, so that the movie remains his story, and isn't upstaged by the loathsome but colorful Dwight. show more

  • In capturing the compelling battle between a boy and his abusive stepfather, director Michael Caton-Jones cannily avoids obvious sentimentality, opting to let a rather brutal story tell itself. show more

  • The film is well-paced and expertly edited, allowing scenes to flow naturally into one another. show more

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