A Boy Called Sailboat Reviews

July 24, 2019
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.
May 29, 2019
There are several aspects of it that I did thoroughly enjoy, notably the picturesque cinematography, the script and the children.
February 4, 2019
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 1, 2019
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.
January 31, 2019
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 28, 2019
In the end, A Boy Called Sailboat inflicts a forced sense of whimsy that never feels rightfully portrayed or right as is.
January 24, 2019
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]
January 24, 2019
Adorable, nearly-perfect modern folktale, save for one grating and unfortunate miscalculation on the director's part.
January 19, 2019
A Boy Called Sailboat is an odd and unique film.
January 15, 2019
A Boy Called Sailboat is made with passion by very talented people. It's whimsical, slightly magical tale is a joy to watch, and the sweet-natured atmosphere is going to delight viewers for years to come.
January 14, 2019
Nugent proves himself to be a master of meaningful whimsy.
January 14, 2019
A wee fable whose ability to charm will be in direct correlation to one's default cynicism setting.
January 14, 2019
...an inept magical realist story infused with a tone-deaf sense of humor and a vague sense of thematic direction.
January 14, 2019
The key to the movie is how Nugent handles the song Sailboat creates for his grandmother. We never hear him play it or sing it; the screen grows silent when he performs. All we see are the reactions of those who hear the music and his voice.
January 10, 2019
Modest fairy tale set in the New Mexico desert is simultaneously affecting and disappointing, with superior work from its very young cast.