Honey Boy ★★★★½

Beautifully pensive and brutally honest — Honey Boy feels like the story Shia LaBeouf has been pleading to tell us since the Even Stevens era. If you’ve been following LaBeouf since the early 2000’s Disney channel era, prepare for some ferocious cognitive dissonance. As much as Honey Boy feels like emotional catharsis for LaBeouf, its emotionally harsh weight coupled with its blunt irritably all work in the film’s favor, creating more than an autobiography of trauma and the barbarity of masculinity. At its core, Honey Boy is a bold and unnerving deconstruction of the human experience.

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