Boys Don't Cry

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    Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

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    Director Pierce and Bienen and the expert cast engage us in the actuality of these rootless, hopeless, stoned-out lives without sentimentalizing or romanticizing them.

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    One of the best films of the year!

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    Powerful and unpretentious.

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    The film is framed, too unquestioningly, as a transgender Rebel Without a Cause, with Brandon the martyred innocent who dies for her infatuations.

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    Stunning.

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    With its constant juxtaposition of blazing nighttime highwayscapes and the flat Nebraska skyline, Boys Don't Cry manages to perfectly evoke both a life spent in aimless forward motion and the stifling boredom Brandon was so desperate to escape.

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    A stirring, emotionally true testament to foolish bravery as well as shameful evidence of the severity with which it is so often punished.

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    Swank is impressive in the lead role.

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    Lyrical and galvanizing.

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    A haunting, superbly made film.

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    Boys Don't Cry not only revisits the crime, but convinces us we're being taken inside it.

    4/4
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    [Hilary Swank] has come out of nowhere to deliver one of the year's finest pieces of acting.

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    One of the year's best American films!

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    The movie lets down the material. It's too cool: all attitude, no sizzle--horror under glass.

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    Flawless acting by the ensemble.

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    Peirce seems to have researched her subject with grad-school-thesis intensity.

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    Driven by performances of such luminous humanity that they break your heart.

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