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What they're saying about Dundalk teen Richie Merritt and 'White Boy Rick'

What they're saying about Dundalk teen Richie Merritt and 'White Boy Rick'

Dundalk High School student Richie Merritt makes his film debut in “White Boy Rick,” playing real-life Detroit teenager Richard Wershe Jr., a gun runner-turned-FBI informant-turned-drug dealer. The real Wershe is still in jail at age 49, the longest serving non-violent juvenile drug offender in the history of Michigan.

The movie was directed by Yann Demange (“‘71”); Merritt’s co-stars include Matthew McConaughey as his father, Bel Powley as his sister and Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie as his grandparents.

Here’s a sampling of what film critics are saying about Merritt’s debut:

Peter Debruge, Variety: "The standout turn here is Merritt’s, projecting...

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