Boulevard (2014) - Drama

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A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Dito Montiel
Stars: Robin Williams, Roberto Aguire
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 19 out of 49 found boring (38.77%)

One-line Reviews (37)

The movie was engaging, and although it was predictable done many times before, it had a compelling message that is still relevant.

The main problem that I found with the movie was that it was very slow and it seemed more depressing than entertaining.

It doesn't matter because he's still making mistakes, cheating on his wife, confusing his boss and his best friend, and putting every aspect of his life at risk.

It's the kind of film that feels well-intentioned if a tad pretentious, existing in its own precious little bubble and one that is poised to burst.

It has nice acting, but directing and script were highlights - at running time 1 h 24 min this movie barely drags and is very watchable one, if sometimes a bit predictable.

His life is predictable and boring.

An incredibly gripping final performance in an average movie .

Thanks to Williams' tender, vulnerable, aching performance, the film always stays on the side of watchable, and often fascinating.

Someone wrote that the film is predictable.

On the whole, 'Boulevard' is a compelling watch, with a towering performance by Williams.

There is certainly emotion- Roberto Aguire, as the Leo, the young prostitute with whom Nolan becomes enamored, quite effectively portrays the confusion he feels, caught between simply an encounter with client and the deeper feeling he holds for Nolan.

Too many of them are dreary where silly situations arise and characters do the stupidest things.

Nolan is unhappy and bored, with his tedious unthrilling life, until he meets Leo (Aguire); on his drive home from work one day.

Somehow, the slow pace of the movie and kinda darker colors / cinematography reminded me of the 60's and 70's and that added something moody, melancholic to the movie which I liked.

And with such a small cast he shines as he carries the film from start to finish making you feel so many different emotions at the same time for this incredibly fascinating character.

Waste of money and time.

Nolan Mack(Williams)became too comfortable with his mundane, sexless life.

Calculated and predictable .

Robin Williams could do serious as well as funny, and brilliantly too, so long as the role was creepy, (see "Insomnia" and "One Hour Photo").

There is very little action, very little intensity and I ended up being bored.

Don't waste your time on this one and definitely keep the kids away.

The idea of someone in a marriage having an affair usually is linked with boredom or disinterest, or some sort of deficiency present.

Dreary talkie...

"Boulevard" tells a very engaging story about a man finally coming to terms with his inner turmoil.

Because the film characters and their relationship constructions were absorbing.

A slow character-study drama of a man with many secrets.

This is not a perfect movie, by any means it is quite slow, and the sentimentality can be overpowering at times.

There is a neediness in Nolan that is both off-putting and compelling.

I did find the film dragged, and there was a slow agony to it, somewhat like slowly removing a band-aid, so while I think the core of it is a very powerful set of emotions, as a film I was less impressed, and that as a film it was solid, but not stand out.

An engaging story .

This boring, risk-free life takes a change when Williams decides to chat up a male prostitute Leo (Roberto Aguirre) when he drives home past this known prostitute bridge.

Still, it's a performance from Williams that is worth watching – in fact, must be watched if you are a Robin Williams fan.

We've seen the story before many times; a middle aged gay man living a closeted life, a good (if predictable and boring) job, a beautiful home, and a wife who really loves him.

Based roughly on Soesbe's own coming out story, the overall film is unfortunately calculated and predictable.

Williams gives a very restraint performance but it is predictable.

I like Robin Williams but this movie was slow, plodding, flat.

Plodding .