Jamesy Boy (2014) - Biography, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

27

Watchable

A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Trevor White
Stars: Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 3 out of 27 found boring (11.11%)

One-line Reviews (9)

Never really feels as good as it should be, and leaves you a bit empty.

The story of the little prison boy going straight wears out its welcome after the first five minutes as it dabs into every cliché in the metaphoric book, from befriending the friendly rapist killer in Ving Rhames to going head to head with the "evil" warden in James Woods.

Honestly nothing happens.

Besides the cliché content, also the implausible performance of Lofranco is a setback.

Though usually I would say something is worth watching on TV, there comes a point where a film maybe worth nothing more than experience for the cast and production crew, and background noise for the viewer.

Despite the fact that this is a story based on true events, it is a film stuffed with cliché elements.

Movie Worth Watching .

Jamesy Boy is the type of film you go into, knowing it will probably be somewhat enjoyable and far from the best film ever made.

The first being the story will likely be long so the writers can embellish where they need to, and the second guarantee is that for every interesting moment in the film, you are guaranteed at least 10-20 minutes of boredom.