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A Boy Called Po (2017)

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This searing family drama centers on an overworked widower as he cares for his increasingly taciturn son Patrick, an autistic boy who deals with bullying at school by retreating into his own private fantasy world.

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Christopher Gorham
as David Wilson
Caitlin Carmichael
as Amelia Carr
Bryan Batt
as Randall Bane
Jayden Anderson
as Autistic Girl
Tristian Chase
as Taylor Martz
Tammy Dahlstrom
as Patricia Gilliam
Mason Hafer
as Bully Kid
Kaia Jones
as Student
Richard Leacock
as Charles Clark
Holly Lynch
as Madeline
Craig Michaelson
as Security Manager
Robyn Pucay
as Kat Miller
Skyler Quinn
as School Kid
Pilot Saraceno
as School Kid
Daniel Spink
as Matt Chase
Ella Thomas
as Clarissa Evans
Bruce VanPatten
as Police Officer #1
Robert L. Wilson
as Max Chambers - Venture Capitalist
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

A Boy Called Po is clearly a personal project for everyone involved (many of them have autistic children themselves), and it mostly does what it set out to do.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Well-meaning but, on the whole, intensely inert ...

November 25, 2016 | Full Review…
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An earnest drama that could have used a subtler, less didactic approach to its tender subject matter.

November 24, 2016 | Full Review…

While overflowing with good intentions, this woefully contrived drama tackles autism, bullying, single parenting and the grieving process without providing sufficient insight into any of them.

September 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Weepy tale of widowed father's struggles with autistic son.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Generally well-acted and well-intentioned, but sentimental and sloppy as it outstays its welcome.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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