David Wenham is particularly unsettling as Brett Sprague, the dead-eyed, sociopathic yobbo, who leads his two brothers astray after returning from prison. Their interactions with one another occur in an atmosphere of barely suppressed violence; and the fear that they instil in the women in their lives is almost palpable.
The Boys is extremely uncomfortable viewing. But, like a road accident, it is also morbidly fascinating.
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