Boulevard (2014) - Drama

Hohum Score

95

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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: 20 out of 55 found boring (36.36%)

One-line Reviews (38)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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").

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

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.

Williams gives a very restraint performance but it is predictable.

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.

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

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.

Waste of money and time.

Plodding .

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.

Slow coming out story...

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.

"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.

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

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

Dreary talkie...

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

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

His life is predictable and boring.

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.

Calculated and predictable .

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

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.

Someone wrote that the film is predictable.

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

An engaging story .