Atom User Reviews for White Boy Rick

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#truestory
#greatcast
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#surprising
#justokay
#epic
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It was an okay movie. Not as hype as it seemed to be.

TS
Tameca S
#familyfirst

was a great movie. definitely a best so far of the season

EP
eric P
#intense
#truestory
#original
#mustsee
#greatcast

I m was born in Detroit lived there most of my life! White Boy Rick brought back memories! I hope this film can change and save some young lives.

AJ
Alfred J
#surprising
#intense
#truestory
#epic
#great
#mustsee
#greatcast

This movie was everything and nothing that I expected!! It was really really good! Great cast and acting too!

BJ
Bryan J
#greatcast
#truestory
#original
#inspiring
#heartfelt

Deep emotional movie that evokes human nature.

RG
Robert G
#great
#surprising
#mustsee
#epic
#allthefeels

Best film of 2018

DB
Dominique B
#greatcast
#mustsee
#intense
#surprising
#original
#great
#real
#emotional
#gripping

Amazing cast! McConaughey's acting is off the charts! Lots of surprises! It grabs your heartstrings & pulls you in!

NM
Nicole M
#mustsee
#truestory

can't believe how the government treats people

AU
Atom U
#trash

Recyclable Trash

FF
Flatoutt F
#truestory

We don’t glorify rats he shouldn’t have ratted b

HW
Hakeem W
#notmyfave
#predictable
#slow

It’s an okay movie!

OM
Ov. M
#truestory
#sad

true,sad,story of the reckless,realistic,polital world we live in today

DK
Donna K
#truestory

could have added more

AS
Alandria S
#justokay
#truestory
#greatcast

It was a fine movie. The cast was phenomenal and the movie did a good job of developing the characters. It felt a little slow especially the last third of the movie.

NP
Nathaniel P
#slow

bad kid acting. Matthew carried the film but it took 4ever to GET TO IT!

JP
James P
#intense
#truestory
#original

Not exciting, pretty boring story

AS
Allen S
#truestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#intense

Well acted, well directed. Great screenplay!

MK
Michael K
#justokay

Left ya in a somber mood. Decent movie. Loved seeing the 80’s attire and scenes.

SL
Shanna L
#intense
#surprising
#mustsee
#truestory

wow what a movie. defiantly proked a lot of thought

MH
Mayra H
#justokay

previews amped it up way more then what i expected

EU
Edward U
#truestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#great
#lol
#original
#seeingitagain
#dope

Super #Dope film. The fact that it is a true story brings out the movie overall. Something to see. Enjoy!

DB
Dameian B
#makingit

Aight..just another life story in this American Dream

MH
Marcus H
#original
#intense
#truestory
#mustsee
#great
#surprising
#greatcast

I’ve watched White Boy Rick two days in a row........loved it!

TD
Tawana D
#awesomemoviesincetruestorynothingwasexpected

Ricky Rocks

SK
Srikarsh K
#mattmac

starts slow but really gets good at the end

ZZ
zubair Z
#justokay
#greatcast

Plot moved slowly. The fast paced trailer was deceiving. But good overall, would recommend you watch.

CC
Chelsea C
#justokay
#irrelevant
#notmyfave

It was funny and I didn’t mind the erratic pace but the ending ruined it for me. I will not have a pity party for a kid who actively committed crimes and built a drug network and had to serve serious time once caught when there are TONS of real life stories of INNOCENT PEOPLE who did just as much time for crimes they did not commit.

IB
Ivory B
#snoozefest
#justokay
#notmyfave
#boring
#slow

Awful

DC
daria C
#seeingitagain
#mustsee
#truestory
#epic
#heartwrenching
#greatcast

Just a heart wrenching tale of a kid that got used by a corrupt justice system and disregarded and hid away for thirty plus years. Sheds light on corruption in our justice system and just hurts to know the injustice done to this once bright eyed kid

IJ
Ian J
#intense
#epic
#surprising
#greatcast

Loved it!! 😁

DL
Dimitri L
#intense
#truestory
#justokay
#greatcast

McConaughey was the best thing about this movie. Could have been a little better

CC
Christian C
#seeingitagain
#intense
#truestory
#original
#mustsee
#greatcast

Tell a good story and show real areas of Detroit, Michigan

KJ
Kenn J
#mustsee
#epic
#intense
#surprising
#truestory

Enjoyed it has a good story telling

TR
Tito R
#amazing

this was an amazing movie! had me all up in the feels

BD
Benjamin D
#mustsee
#truestory
#original
#epic
#greatcast

Such an interesting, true story

MH
Michael H
#mustsee
#truestory
#intense
#surprising

You should see it and get to know White Rick

MG
Moises G
#mustsee
#truestory
#intense
#greatcast

Good movie

DS
Dana S
#totallyengaging
#intense
#truestory
#great
#original
#mustsee
#greatcast

Didn’t know what would happen next!

MW
Melanie W
#truestory
#boring

waste of money

IG
Inna G
#truestory
#greatcast
#epic
#mustsee
#seeingitagain
#mustseebro
#blockbuster
#goodstuff

loved it

JC
Janie C
#truestory
#lazywritting
#lifetimemovie

was miss leading, typical ending

MM
Manuel M

Horrible plot. Jumped time distance without explanation, no character development. Not sure what I just watched, but would rather watch paint dry... at least there is a beginning middle and end.

JH
Jacob H

Felt like it was more about the father than a kid.

TF
Tommy F

The storyline made me angry. The justice system is so messed up. Other than me hating Michigan, the acting was pretty on point

CK
Courtney K

Meh

TD
tim D

My honest opinion: I thought it was dope and there was a nice soundtrack to go along with it.

OE
Omar E

No plot

JF
Josh F

Sick as movie

JH
Jonathan H

Not knowing who Rick was this film did a great job at capturing his personal life while also making a great movie

JC
Jay C

WBR was just ok. Matthew always gives a great performance.

KD
Kevin D
#intense
#truestory
#great
#surprising
DE
Donna E
#truestory
RT
Robert T
#justokay
#notmyfave
CK
Cathy K
#truestory
TR
Teresa R
#justokay
BG
Bernardo G
#truestory
#surprising
AE
Adrian E
#truestory
TG
Terry G
#truestory
FF
Fame F
#surprising
#intense
#truestory
#greatcast
AS
Alexis S
#datenight
#cool
#truestory
#greatcast
KG
Kandy G

Metacritic

50
Sep 13, 2018

Making his film debut, Richie Merritt plays Rick as a sullen, evidently stupid and certainly uncharismatic schemer in possession of a modicum of animal cunning and perhaps a hint of personal insight. But there’s no life in his eyes. And little life in his acting. Which is too bad for Matthew McConaughey, who gives yet another terrific performance.

Metacritic review by John Anderson
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
80
Sep 8, 2018

The new film from ’71 director Yann Demange is best when it pauses to explore the father-and-son drama at the heart of this tale, as well as coldly examining America’s ruinous drug policy.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
50
Sep 8, 2018

Despite impressive performances by Matthew McConaughey and newcomer Richie Merritt, the film fails to engage or enlighten.

Metacritic review by Stephen Farber
Stephen Farber
The Hollywood Reporter