Based on 258 votes and 88 reviews
Movie was HORRIBLE! FOUL LANGUAGE! Humor wasn't good at all. Waste of money! Don't go!
I went with a group of my girl friends from Page to go see this film. WE were kind of divided about this film but pretty much thought it was either a three star film or a four star so I gave it the generous benefit of the doubt as a four star film. Over all I found it kind of funny as I have a 12 yr old younger brother and he and his friends kind of reminded me the comic stuff to expect. What was missing was any real warmth of feeling. I saw Stand By Me on Netflix two years ago and I was hoping for a bit more warmth and more of a message but I found it a bit crude. Also, most kids this age don't use language this bad - I know my brother and his friends don't but the beer scene was pretty accurate as are some of the other funny elements about the kids not understanding the deal about girls. I will admit it it was cute and funny but giving this film four stars is being generous.
Vulgar language — This movie had such potential to be really cute and funny but the use of vulgarity was soooooo over the top. I’m no prude but the use of the “F” word still makes me cringe!!!!! I left before it was over
Probably the reason they couldn't get any other kids with experience who could act to star alongside Jacob Tremblay is that hopefully the parents of other child stars have some sense and don't let their kids star in a disgusting movie like this. Once you're a star, you don't have to degrade yourself in vulgar trash movies. So the parents of the other kids just thought, well, whatever we have to do to get my kid famous and get some money. For Jacob Tremblay's parents, there's no excuse for this. He will be affected by having appeared in this crap. I hope they pay for the psychological bills he will incur for many years thanks to their stupidity and greed.
I loved this movie reminded me of me a little bit when I was a kid wanting to sneak booze and get into trouble very funny
So, you will probably either love it or hate it. The fact that I am "old school" probably greatly influenced my opinion...but my upbringing was very different as well as the fact dad ran away from home at age 13, went to war later and had no childhood is soooo different.
Silly coming of age films seem like they have been around for about 40 years. I recall back in 1980 seeing Little Darlings in High School and we have gotten a few such comedy drama films every few years with perhaps the best one with a more serious theme coming out a few years ago called Boyhood. Here, however this film fails to come up to steam as it never seems to take on any serious theme and seems to have no real message other than trying to set up one comic scene after another. This would work if the film was for a young audience but this film isn't and it appears to be aimed at an audience over 13 which leaves one a bit confused about the comic attempt. Jacob Tremblay does an ok job but the kids cast with him are so bad that one thinks one is seeing the sad cast of kids from the Robin Williams film Hook. Yet, despite the film having no messages or any substance one can sense there is something kind of unique about this film - almost a younger version of the 2007 film Superbad. What is missing here is the warmth of a film like stand by me or the inspiration of a film like Saint Ralph. So all and all the film is so so. Something like this film is a great idea but not like this. Drug themes and bad language are not needed to create the comic situation of ones tween years. The tween years can be comic with a more honest and funny depiction that boys this age are interested in Legos and sex on equal levels and can be incredibly confused about life in general. I can't recommend this film as it lacks any real heart and soul.
not funny-left after 45 minutes
If the title for the series haden't been already taken, this film could have been called Stranger Things. Of course, the film is suppose to be set in present day but strangely enough it feels almost like something out of the 1990's if it weren't for the toy drone. The humor of the film is kind of low brow and crude and the film was hurt I think when the drug themes were brought into the story line. You can tell this film had the potential to be a great film but it failed to get there by a certain lack of creativity. It's genius is it provides an eye on the strange world of boys wanting to become men and failing miserably at it. This film is ok for people over 13 but I would not recommend parents taking young people under 13 to see it.
Jacob Tremblay was great in this film but his performance was ruined by the two other unknowns shackled to him. It would be a bit like the three stooges with curly where Larry and Moe were now being played by unskilled comedians trying to be funny- It just was too much weight for Jacob Tremblay to carry alone. This film is very funny in a crude way that can be disturbing to adults. Yes, boys this age do talk and think this way but they don't around adults and by high school they don't talk and think like this even outside the adult world. When I first saw this it reminded me of a novel from the 1990's called The Dangerous lives of Altar Boys. Though the storyline was completely different the feel of the story was the same. The problem with a film like this and why they usually don't get made is they are polarizing films. It is like making a film about Antifa or Trump - you are going to see mostly 1 star or 5 star ratings which tells one less about the film than those seeing it. Sure, much of this humor is crude but it can be very funny as well. Could the writers have done a better job with scrip sure. Actually, the funniest part of such films can be the play on ignorance which the film never seemed to grab hold of fully. The film was at it's best about the boys misconceptions about sex but got rather dark when it involved drugs. One thing is for sure, you will probably hate this film or laugh yourself silly. Four stars for a flawed brave attempt at a cute coming of age film.
Over done. Ridiculously stupid characters and stupid story line.
Gratuitous foul language ridiculous plot line.
...Anyone who has a kid, probably isn’t going to find this movie all that amusing, and you don’t have to have morals from the 1800s to find it kind of sad and inappropriate. Better if they were older.
Drugs and endless foul language. If these boys were older it might have worked for me. But I left the movie feeling sad and hoping that in 'the real world' it isn't like this with this age group. I loved hearing the song, "I want to know what Love is" because I do... want to know what love is.
Was funny as hell. Not sure why there are too many negative reviewers.
Well, I heard the uncensored f**k throughout the whole movie...it would be f**ked up for them to f**king censor me...and I am over 12 yrs. old.
Wow, have standards slipped...the "story" of three 6th graders who are on a quest as to who has the foulest mouth and related adventures. They are not even teens yet but hey, its all about what sells the tickets.
Everyone loves Jacob Tremblay. That is what drew everyone to the theatre opening weekend (following The Room, Wonder). How disappointing this role was offered to him and not turned down because of money ....
What is humorous about three boys running across a freeway and causing a mass collision?
There were too many boring parts.
You know, I thought there were some standards abut re teen kids using foul language...but I guess not.
Good Boys Good boys what you going to do what you going to do when they (All the people who can't handle the F word because for some reason they grew up with morals from the 1800) come for you good boys good boys! Honestly the best Rated R movie since Deadpool.
Was ok. Def not best comedy of the year, got boring in some parts, thought would've actually had more funny parts. All in all, give it a 7 out of 10
And this is what happens when Brie Larsons kid gets out and into the world!
Good Boys eh? Best summer comedy? I think so. Best movie ever? No, but worth seeing in theatres by a long shot, money well spent!
thought the trailer was funny? movie is 100x better. Coming into the movie I thought the jokes from the trailer were going to be the best parts, was happily mistaken.
I love this movie. Best comedy of the year so far. Yes they kids curse, and do crazy things, but that is to be expected in an R rated movie. If you complain about how they drop to many F bombs or that kids don't speak this way, you're forgetting that this isn't reality, and you shouldn't be watching movies with an R rating. People who complain about this movie are the same people who complained about Deadpool, and thus this type of comedy is simply just not for you \_(*-*)_/
Jeez I hope todays 12 year olds do not talk like these kids. I wouldn't take my children to see it
Well, it was kinda funny but these 6th graders are throwing around the F--- word throughout the movie and I guess what today they would consider trying to be cute. I would not recommend it to anyone I know and I would rate it just ok.I guess I am a dinosaur but the kids were kind of obnoxious.
funny to me
This movie definitely has some good comedy but a weak storyline and poor editing make this movie less than it could have been. Too much gratuitous swearing permeates the story without making the characters credible. Not to sure who is the target audience for this movie, in my opinion not for kids younger than 14.
For anyone who did not like the trailer, the movie is a thousand times worse. This movie took no more than two brain cells to put together. Unfortunately all scenes in a local mall were edited, removed.
Rotten Tomatoes gives this an audience score of 90%. We are not quite sure who voted, but whoever you are, WOW. I'm all for a funny movie and a bit of cussing, however, the use of the "F word" is well over the top and NO 6th grader that I know now or have ever known speaks like this. After checking in with my husband, we both agreed that none of us grew up talking like this or doing the idiotic things they did. It had some promising moments. However, all the laughs I was promised I've saved for another movie worthy of them. I would not waste my money at the movie theater. Wait until it comes out on Redbox if you really need to see it. I would also not watch it in the presence of anyone under the age of 15, as it's not a family movie. Lol
Sick Movie .... You Wonder why kids these days act the way they do..... Hollywood has some issues !!!!
Hilarious! Yeah, it’s kids swearing a lot, but the “adult” conversations from a kids perspective allows for the cursing making it even more funny. A must see!
And we wonder why the youth of today act the way they do? To have young boys swearing and doing the things they did is exactly why our youth have lost their way. Shame on the parents of these boys to allow them to take a role like this and say the things they did. Exposing your kids to this all for the sake of money and hopes they’ll make it big in Hollywood is pathetic. I have a great sense of humor but this movie wasn’t the least bit funny and those who thought it was should seek professional help. Adults doing these type roles is one thing but the lack of morals by the adults who made this movie and let their children be a part of this trash have no shame.
This is one very funny movie. if you liked Superbad, then you will love this! Don't listen to anyone writing reviews based on a trailer. Really?? If you are prudish and can't handle a little swearing then maybe go to the Opera or a Shakespeare play, but please stay out of the theatre and stop writing reviews based on a trailer or 1950 morals!