Boyhood – best picture of 2014?

Boyhood is a 2014 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Richard Linklater and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke. The film was shot intermittently over an eleven-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of a young boy and his older sister to adulthood. …

It was declared a landmark film by many notable critics, who praised its direction, acting, and scope. …

Boyhood began filming without a completed script. Linklater had prepared each character’s basic plot points, and the ending including the final shot, but otherwise wrote the script for the next year’s filming after rewatching the previous year’s footage, incorporating the changes he saw in each actor. …

Boyhood received near-unanimous acclaim from film critics, with a “certified fresh” score of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 213 reviews …

The film has a full score of 100 on Metacritic based on 49 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”. It is the highest rated of all films reviewed upon their original release on the site. …

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