A Boy Called Sailboat

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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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Critic Reviews for A Boy Called Sailboat

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  • A Boy Called Sailboat is never less than likable, but a little more variance in its beats might have prevented it from settling into a well-worn groove of unrelenting whimsy.

    July 24, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There are several aspects of it that I did thoroughly enjoy, notably the picturesque cinematography, the script and the children.

    May 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    February 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.

    February 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.

    January 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.

    January 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Bill Arceneaux

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Audience Reviews for A Boy Called Sailboat

  • Apr 21, 2019
    A whimsical bit of whimsy as a found item leads to significant changes in the lives of all who come across it. The fairy tale element increases the acceptance of the fantasy premise even if the underlying message is kinda watery. A nice family picture, for the whole family.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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