Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe, who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.
Critic Reviews for White Boy Rick
- “McConaughey is so good and emotionally affecting as Richard Sr., in both vulnerable and tough moments, that it might even catch you off guard.” – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
- "Like the father he plays, [McConaughey's] performance is composed of warmth and disarming honesty. " – Manu Yáñez, Fotogramas