A Boy Called Sailboat

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Total Count: 13
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A Hispanic family finds hope in their extraordinary son named Sailboat when a personal gesture awakens a global desire. Armed with a "little guitar," Sailboat leads an offbeat cast into the miraculous story of the greatest secret never told. Moonrise Kingdom meets Beasts of the Southern Wild in this quirky, charming tale about a young boy who brings a touch of magic to the world with his little guitar

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All Critics (13)

  • A cute kid composes and plays a song that moves people profoundly in a very small movie that might turn the same trick for viewers who never get to listen to the tune at all.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a special kind of film that can rely on children to drive its story and maintain its charm, but A Boy Called Sailboat pulls it off, evading some of the pitfalls of the quirky indie comedy to deliver something truly wonderful.

    Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A Boy Called Sailboat is an astonishingly assured debut narrative film, managing to be heartwarming but not overly cloying, visually striking without seeming like a formal exercise, thoughtful but probably not too complicated for kids to understand.

    Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • In the end, A Boy Called Sailboat inflicts a forced sense of whimsy that never feels rightfully portrayed or right as is.

    Jan 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A Boy Called Sailboat is a reminder of a moment of pure innocence that can give us the opportunity to reconcile with ourselves and others. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Adorable, nearly-perfect modern folktale, save for one grating and unfortunate miscalculation on the director's part.

    Jan 24, 2019 | Rating: 2.4/5 | Full Review…

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