The Horse Boy (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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

November 24, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4

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.

November 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Horse Boy succeeds both as a provocative inquiry into the mysteries of autism and as a true-life adventure tale.

November 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

November 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Horse Boy is a lovely, amazing, wonderfully provocative film.

October 16, 2009 | Full Review…

An extraordinary journey of the heart and spirit, and a stirring testament to parenthood.

October 8, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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