Skådespeleriet är mycket bra och filmen har en hel del intressant att säga om utbildning, historia, filosofi och språk.
The History Boys is limited by its play-derived aspects: clever banter, three-act structure, meticulous blocking.
A display of rich, humane, and often daring writing, and some classy acting from the mature folk...
An ably acted, if visually uninspired film, which is more convincing in its examination of the adult characters than the History Boys themselves.
It's rare that a movie succeeds almost purely on the basis of non-cinematic elements, but The History Boys is such a film.