The Horse Boy (2009)



Critic Consensus: It traces a familiar, albeit inspirational arc, but The Horse Boy tells a moving tale of parental devotion with grace and sensitivity.

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The Isaacsons raised their autistic son with patience and hope. Unlike any other loving family, the Isaacsons travelled to another continent in search of a remedy that Western medicine could not provide them.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Apr 20, 2010
Zeitgeist Films - Official Site


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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (13)

It's because the premise is so intriguing and the drama is so compelling that the result is so confounding.

Full Review… | November 24, 2009
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The film's particular story serves as a powerful reminder to all parents that a child's unique strengths and personality may suggest the best path toward healing.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Globe and Mail
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The Horse Boy succeeds both as a provocative inquiry into the mysteries of autism and as a true-life adventure tale.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Toronto Star
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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… | November 5, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Horse Boy is a lovely, amazing, wonderfully provocative film.

Full Review… | October 16, 2009
Washington Post
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An extraordinary journey of the heart and spirit, and a stirring testament to parenthood.

Full Review… | October 8, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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