white boy rick review

White Boy Rick has a potentially great story to tell, but decides to take a far too familiar approach. The end result is a by-the-numbers true crime film the likes of which we’ve seen dozens of times before.

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white boy rick trailer

When Matthew McConaughey is not doing Lincoln car commercials, he’s transforming himself fully for a role that will surely earn him accolades — if not Oscar nominations. And it looks like his latest role will bring him plenty of buzz.

McConaughey stars in White Boy Rick, a crime thriller by French director Yann Demange that adapts the wild true story of the Chicago teenager who would go on to be the youngest FBI informant and drug kingpin in history. The first White Boy Rick trailer, which features McConaughey as the titular Ricky Wershe Jr.’s father, gives us our first look at this stranger-than-fiction drama.

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