This film offers no easy answers. Instead, it uses its small scale for frustrated glimpses of a situation that’s reached a tipping point.
No doubt about it: Marvel's built just the playground franchise it wanted to in this zany big-budget action flick.
The film's attempt to force deeper meaning through excess of style and a rousing score doesn’t get enough return on the investment.
It’s certainly an audacious cinematic experiment. In lesser hands, that might be all it is. But instead, "Boyhood" is so much more.