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FILM REVIEW : About a boy

‘Boy A’ is a heartrending melodrama that sympathizes with its protagonist, a former convict handed a second chance

By Stephen Holden  /  NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , NEW YORK

If the movie has already made up its mind that Jack is a good guy worthy of salvation, it implies that for the majority of people some crimes are unforgivable; once a monster, always a monster. The pill we are asked to swallow is a very bitter one.

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