Boys in the Boat (Movie Review)

Boys in the Boat (Movie Review)

Boys in the Boat movie review

We saw Boys in the Boat in the theater last night and loved it. This period piece is the true story of the underdog rowing team that went to the Berlin Olympics. In it, there were many moments of true humanity, and lots of opportunity for overcoming. How do eight individuals become one?

The races are exciting, and the cinematography of them was wonderful. Plus, you’ll learn the exact meaning of a “photo finish.”

Directed by George Clooney, this film has the feeling of an old school Hollywood classic, reminiscent of Sea Biscuit or Chariots of Fire. It was great on the big screen and had me sitting on the edge of my chair in a good way. I also loved the lead in this; his brooding tenacity felt very believable, but was warmed through by the end.

We both give this film a hearty five stars, and were touched by it. I hope you get a chance to see it. We all can use a story of pulling together right now.




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  1. John+gregory 6 months ago

    Enjoyed the book.

  2. Dilys 6 months ago

    Thanks, Polly. I hope to be able to see this film very soon.
    I loved the book. It is such a wonderfully uplifting true story of grit and determination. X

  3. Laurie 6 months ago

    We loved it too! Did you read the book? If not, add it to your list. You will love it.

  4. Isabel Allen 6 months ago

    Great book. Great story.

  5. Sherri 6 months ago

    I saw the movie because of your review. I agree, it was a hearty 5 stars! Especially great because I rarely go to the theater. I’ve been disappointed too many times and the popcorn does not make up for it.

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