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The Horse Boy Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Some people's stories are so interesting that a book or a movie adaptation alone simply won't suffice. Sometimes both are needed. Apparently, Rupert Isaacson's is one of them.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

September 28, 2009
Sarah Boslaugh

True-to-life stories about the personal growth of attractive white people are all the cinematic rage these days ... and at its worst The Horse Boy seems both an invasion of privacy...and a cold-hearted attempt to cash in on a trendy topic.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 4/10

November 25, 2009
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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A quest toward an inevitable inspirational destination, continuing the recent trend of using precious theater space as dumping grounds for a-cinematic PBS also-rans.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 29, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 30, 2009
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

By failing to break new ground in the non-fiction genre, Scott misses out on all the dramatic potential Horse Boy has to offer.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

October 2, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's because the premise is so intriguing and the drama is so compelling that the result is so confounding.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 24, 2009

National Post

| Original Score: 1/4

September 30, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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In the footage taken after the healing, we never see Rowan, except when he is happily playing with his new friends or smiling with his parents. Is that the whole story? You decide.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2009
Mike Scott

A sensitive and compelling portrait of the lengths one family is willing to go -- specifically, to the wilds of Mongolia -- to reach their autistic child.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/4

January 9, 2010
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

Provocative and moving documentary focuses on parents of an autistic boy who take a radical course of action.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 25, 2009
Kevin Lally
Hollywood Reporter
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The strength of the doc is that is does not propagandize with a heavy hand.

October 1, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A well-edited, profoundly engrossing, inspirational and thoroughly captivating documentary.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.5/10

September 30, 2009
Brian Orndorf

Horse Boy is a valuable, stirring motion picture. It's a poignant step to understanding the mysteries of the mind and a critical, exquisite reminder of unconditional parental love.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

October 29, 2009
Cole Smithey

It's seldom that a film captures something as fragile as a transformation of the human soul, but this documentary of a family's journey to help their autistic child accomplishes just that.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A+

September 12, 2009
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Inspiring, enlightening and affirmative journey into the mysteries of shamanism and autism.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 8/10

September 23, 2009
Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News
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The Horse Boy isn't trying to provide any definitive answers about autism. It's offering intriguing possibilities.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 11, 2009
Lana Berkowitz
San Francisco Chronicle
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The healing odyssey, directed by Michel Orion Scott, provides a powerful look at the complex condition of autism and family dedication.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 11, 2009
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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An extraordinary journey of the heart and spirit, and a stirring testament to parenthood.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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It recounts a deeply personal, highly subjective and inarguably thought-provoking story of one family's quest for a certain kind of peace.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 30, 2009
Harvey S. Karten

A heartfelt tale of a family that traveled to Outer Mongolia to exorcise their four-year-old's autistic dybbuk.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

September 3, 2009
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