A Boy Called Po Reviews

September 8, 2017
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 1, 2017
Weepy tale of widowed father's struggles with autistic son.
September 1, 2017
Generally well-acted and well-intentioned, but sentimental and sloppy as it outstays its welcome.
September 1, 2017
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
There's no denying that A Boy Called Po has the best intentions at heart, but those only get a movie so far.
August 31, 2017
A Boy Called Po pours on the schmaltz and a Burt Bacharach score to sketch an oddly affecting portrait of autism.
August 31, 2017
Despite good intentions, this is a disappointing treatment of a subject that deserves better.
August 31, 2017
A simple family story which follows a predictable path but does it with grace, A Boy Called Po features impressive performances from its two leads, who have great chemistry and effectively capture a complex relationship.
August 31, 2017
A TV movie-style viewing experience, hitting conflicts and emotional beats with a sledgehammer, while the ending is borderline inexcusable.
August 29, 2017
A Boy Called Po lacks a realistic exploration of autism, falling into common tropes surrounding the depiction of autism in Hollywood films.
August 27, 2017
A single dad has his hands full in a narrative film that will give viewers insight into the nature of autism.
November 25, 2016
Well-meaning but, on the whole, intensely inert ...
November 24, 2016
An earnest drama that could have used a subtler, less didactic approach to its tender subject matter.