Based on 56 votes and 23 reviews
A depressing real-life story. None of the description was in the movie. It shows that the police talked to him a few times but it doesn't show them providing him with fake ID to go to Vegas, or 'dating' the mayor's niece (it showed a one-time hook up). It wasn't until I came on here to rate it that I saw those things in the description and the film made a bit more sense. They just focused waaay more on this kids back story and not enough on what, how or WHY the FBI used him. I don't recommend this movie unless you want to be thoroughly depressed. NOTHING good happens in this movie, which I understand can happen in life, but I came out confused as the story was so misjointed.
Looking forward to Weekend at Bernie's 3.
Excellent acting but very depressing. Would not recommend.
NO STARS For this movie it was boring and I wish I left the theatre to get a refund
True to life things don't go as planned. Would recommend seeing WBR to friends /anyone.
Realistic! Entertaining! Dark! Excellent acting!
Sad but true story of lives gone wrong by clueless poor life decisions. Best acting you will see all year. Expect to see newcomer Bel Powley and veteran McConeghey on award lists this season.
being based on true story made it depressing and dark for me. But it is how life is for many, very realistic acting roles and sad as I felt it was, it is how many live and will continue to love. Sad. Our law enforcement officials are pathetic in this story, no empathy, no souls. good acting.
Good movie. But sad.
Debbie Downer........no light in this movie at all...... may be true but not all truth is worth spending millions to bring to the screen...
The acting was great and the story was really good I love true story movies. The young man that played Rick was really good. The storyline was good kept my attention there were no dead spots at all it was great from start to finish a must see.
This movie is worth going to see in the theater. Interesting story.
This is one very interesting movie. For sure worth seeing.
It was a decent movie. I think I got lost a little bit when he decided to work with the police. In the movie, there was very little pressure on him to turn and start telling on his guys. He became the man because of the police. It was straight.
great movie ! One of the best I've seen this year . The new comer Ritchie Merrit did an awesome job considering it was his first acting gig . Check it out you wont be disappointed .
The reality of it all, even to this day. As hard as the life was, the love was still there in this family. I loved this movie. I would love to see it again.
Great true story of a 15yr old hustler, drug dealer and FBI informant in the 1980s Detroit. A must see to believe it.
Dark story but so well done, supberb acting. I had to look up Richard when I got home..
White Boy Rick, the story of a dysfunctional family trying to hold it together. The lure of a life desired, that in the end destroys. A must see!
Great movie with an in depth story that has to be seen to be believed. Another solid performance by McConaughey, as well as Bel Powley in support.