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The Boys Are Back (Review)

Clive Owen shines in affecting but flawed drama

0 Comments · Friday, October 16, 2009
Based on journalist Simon Carr's 2000 true-life memoir, this Oscar-bait drama from perpetually serious-minded director Scott Hicks finds Clive Owen back in brooding mode as the recently widowed dad of 6- and 15-year-old sons. The no-nonsense Owen somehow holds this thing together, his haggard face effectively expressing the pain and heartache of a guy scrambling to do right. Grade: B-.  

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