Boy Kills World

2023

Action / Crime / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 59% · 152 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.4/10 10 17094 17.1K

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Top cast

Famke Janssen as Hilda Van Der Koy
Jessica Rothe as June27
Michelle Dockery as Melanie Van Der Koy
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 7 / 10

Surprisingly good...

Well, if you enjoy movies with a lot of emphasis on raw action, gunfights and martial arts, such as "John Wick" for example, then you're in luck if you opt to sit down and watch the 2023 movie "Boy Kills World". Director Moritz Mohr delivered a movie that was rather action-packed from start to end.

The storyline in the movie was pretty straightforward, though a bit simplistic, as it was a simple revenge movie. But then again, action movies such as this doesn't really need a complex or cerebral narrative. Nay, you just lean back, munch on the snacks and enjoy the over-the-top action. Writers Tyler Burton Smith, Arend Remmers and Moritz Mohr put together a fast paced action flick.

And over-the-top action is exactly what "Boy Kills World" is. There is an abundance of fight scenes, which I have to admit that I definitely enjoyed. It was choreographed quite nicely and executed nicely as well. So it was like watching a ballet of action and violence. And I have to say that Bill Skarsgård definitely carried the movie quite well.

The movie does have a good cast ensemble, with the likes of Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Yayan Ruhian, Sharlto Copley and Famke Janssen. And the acting performances in the movie were good.

Something I didn't really enjoy in the movie, and it was there from start to end, was the voice over done by H. Jon Benjamin to give the mute and deaf character Boy an internal voice. I grew very tired of listening to that rather quickly. But of course that is a matter of personal preference.

Visually then "Boy Kills World" is good. The action is nicely brought to the screen in a very dynamic and adrenaline-filled manner, and the special effects look good as well. The wardrobe department also worked their magic quite well in the movie.

I will say that I was rather surprised with the outcome of this movie, because I wasn't expecting a Bill Skarsgård movie to be that much in your face. And I have to say that I was genuinely entertained throughout the entire 111 minutes that the movie ran for.

However, "Boy Kills World" hardly seems like a movie that will make it to my screen a second time, as there just isn't enough contents to the script to make it a movie that I will be watching a second time.

My rating of "Boy Kills World" lands on a well-deserved seven out of ten stars.

Reviewed by courtrainacorn 7 / 10

A full-throttle romp into absolute mayhem

I got the chance to see this movie early at an AMC Unseen Screen event -- and considering I was walking in thinking they were going to show the new Amy Winehouse biopic -- I was pleasantly surprised when we got our opening shots and realized I was in for a much different ride than I'd previously anticipated.

My immediate reaction is to compare Boy Kills World to John Wick -- it's certainly just as bloody. But the continuous underlying thread of humor throughout this movie juxtaposed with the gratuitous violence puts it more into the realm of Bullet Train in my mind.

Bill Skarsgård's physical acting paired with H. Jon Benjamin's voice acting was a matchup I never knew I needed in my life. There were several times where I genuinely laughed out loud -- even when the next scene was a quick crash to someone getting their head smooshed. They did a great job blending the action with the comedy while still getting you to care about the main character and his plight.

Definitely not for the weak of heart or stomach -- but if you're looking for a bloody fun romp through absolute mayhem that doesn't require much from you as a viewer, then you've found your film. I just saw it last night and I still say I'd for sure go see it again, even so soon after viewing.

Reviewed by stevencayer 5 / 10

entertaining, well-acted, but surprisingly disappointing

It's not every day I leave a movie feeling surprisingly disappointed. BOY KILLS WORLD is the new bloody action comedy, the feature-length directorial debut of Moritz Mohr. It's actually based on a short film he made, of the same name. It tells the tale of Boy (Bill Skarsgård), whose family is executed by the tyrannical Van Der Koy family, leaving him deaf and mute. Trained by a mysterious shaman (Yayan Ruhian from the RAID movies), he goes on the well-tread path of revenge. I enjoyed some of this movie. It has a very talented cast, including Michelle Dockery from DOWNTON ABBEY, Brett Gilman from STRANGER THINGS, Sharlto Copley from DISTRICT 9, and H. Jon Benjamin as Boy's inner voice. As a fan of both ARCHER and BOB'S BURGERS, every time I hear Jon's voice, I smile. It's a shame that this movie didn't have a better screenplay. It really dragged the experience down. The fight choreography was fun and inventive, when the camera wasn't shaking around the scene. It became clear that the director was inspired by video games and the HUNGER GAMES, with some JOHN WICK thrown into the mix. The tone is all over the place. The humour almost never sticks the landing, except for one recurring bit involving failed lip reading. The story becomes overly complex for what it should be. With a lack of character development and world-building, it never really pulled me in. I think you should definitely see BOY KILLS WORLD, maybe don't spend your hard-earned money on it.

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