"One of the most extraordinary movies of the 21st century." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"A masterpiece of American moviemaking and a memorable 12-year epic of family life that isn't quite like anything else in the history of cinema." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time." - Time Out NY
"Funny, tender, wise, beautiful." - Scott Foundas, Variety
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's acclaimed and groundbreaking BOYHOOD is an essential story of childhood and adolescence as seen through the eyes of Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before and is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to family life. Both ambitious and disarmingly unassuming, Linklater’s coming-of-age epic examines the fabric of daily life with the same candor and nuance that have long distinguished his remarkable career. Essential viewing and a "sublime communal experience" (Vanity Fair).