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      Handsome Devil

      Released Jun 2, 2017 1 hr. 35 min. Drama LGBTQ+ TRAILER for Handsome Devil: Trailer 1 List
      84% 49 Reviews Tomatometer 78% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Two opposites, a loner and the top athlete at a rugby-obsessed boarding school become friends, and the authorities test their friendship. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Handsome Devil offers a charming, well-acted variation on the coming-of-age story with a few fresh topical twists.

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      Lawrence D Wonderful portrait of teenagers who are exposed to expectations of adults: always be strong, successful… and compliant. And the way out of it! Very good cast! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/24 Full Review Miguel G La verdad esperaba más de esta película, no cuenta nada diferente a lo estereotipado, lo único que le rescato es que los protagonistas terminaran como una amistad en vez de un romanticisismo idealizado. Pero aún así en general muy aburrida y bastante reciclada. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Clare O Really charming film. Not perfect but very enjoyable and uplifting, with an interesting mix of comedy and social commentary. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/22/23 Full Review AMAL13 i cried this whole movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review sabrina I got surprised when i watch it, i wasn't expecting such amazing history, really. I got emocional so many times while watching... Really enjoyed it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/27/23 Full Review d p Overall I thought that this was a good movie & I would recommend it. In my opinion the acting is consistently good (by all): especially Andrew Scott + the x2 young leads. The storyline is a little predictable but still charming. Allowing the x2 young leads to remain just friends (without any romantic entanglements) was a good call. In my view to elevate to a truly GREAT film some of the characters would need to be more nuanced (and not quite as stereotypical as they are - especially the sports teacher & the young bully). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Monica Castillo New York Times "Handsome Devil" studies formulaic coming-of-age movies a little too closely. Jun 1, 2017 Full Review Ian Freer Empire Magazine The story is programmatic and the indie stylings feel tired but Handsome Devil is a winning, enjoyable call for individuality. Rated: 3/5 Jun 1, 2017 Full Review David Rooney Hollywood Reporter The sweetness, poignancy and breezy humor of this Emerald Isle bildungsroman also make it pretty darn impossible to resist. Jun 1, 2017 Full Review Curve Staff Curve Handsome Devil is well acted, especially by the two young leads, and it also features a great soundtrack. Some of the secondary roles are slightly clichéd and under-developed, but this does not detract from the story’s overall impact. Rated: 3.5/5 May 20, 2022 Full Review Ben Turner The Pink Lens The unstoppable force of self-discovery meets the immovable object of homophobia, with somewhat explosive results. Rated: 4/5 Sep 2, 2021 Full Review Charlotte Harrison Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies Perfect for anyone who's ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with. Oct 8, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Two opposites, a loner and the top athlete at a rugby-obsessed boarding school become friends, and the authorities test their friendship.
      Director
      John Butler
      Executive Producer
      Rory Gilmartin
      Screenwriter
      John Butler
      Distributor
      Breaking Glass Pictures
      Production Co
      Treasure Entertainment, Windmill Lane Pictures
      Genre
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 2, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 12, 2017
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