Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) Reviews

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January 31, 2021
Boy and the World ventures into an animated abyss and what I pleasantly found, is a joyous journey worthy of experiencing.
July 2, 2019
It wears its politics on its sleeve, and that's probably where they belong.
February 11, 2019
Directed and animated by Alê Abreu, his vision created a beautiful and energetic film full of great visuals and music.
January 3, 2019
This wordless animated gem has finally made it to our shores, four years after its release internationally, and boy has it been worth the wait.
January 3, 2019
This colourful joyride is one that we insist you make and see the world through the eyes of a little boy.
September 30, 2017
It's filled with striking moments, but the general effect is more suitable to a midnight audience than a children's matinee.
August 16, 2017
The animation is lovely -- clean, pure and filled with aching, gorgeous colour.
June 20, 2017
In this film, Abreu takes many risks that pay off in terms of an aesthetic shift in styles and a masterful use of music, sounds and silences that are at once relevant and in harmony with the visual storytelling.
March 24, 2016
...the Brazilian film Boy & the World by the director Alê Abreu... reminds you of what can be accomplished in this medium.
March 18, 2016
The Brazilian fable Boy and the World, one of this year's Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature category, is a stirring blend of gorgeous animation and a simple, heartfelt story.
March 14, 2016
A dazzler, with enough far-out 'head trip' moments to have qualified it for cult status during the era of the midnight-movie illegal smile.
February 26, 2016
Abreu's visionary movie is a restless and dynamic creature that is forever reconstituting itself into complex visual and musical landscapes.
February 25, 2016
Although the film is a bit abstract and largely free of dialogue (what little speaking there is is a whispered babble of tongues), it has a universal simplicity-we're seeing life through the wide, innocent eyes of a naif.
February 23, 2016
Kaleidoscopic in its opening up of brilliant color and of the troubling interaction between corporate "people" and flesh-and-bone people, between the environment and civilization.
February 20, 2016
Boy and the World is the animated Playtime that you never knew you wanted.
February 19, 2016
Abreu has created a sensational piece of work that stands out because of how simple yet moving it is. [Full review in Spanish]
February 12, 2016
Even those who find fault with its core message will have to admit that 'Boy and the World' is a visually dazzling experience, although it might appeal more to adult connoisseurs of animation technique than to kids.
February 11, 2016
Abreu handcrafted his images, and the imagination from which those images spring is astonishingly fertile.
February 10, 2016
This Brazilian film isn't strong on story, but it does have incredible visuals. From abstract design to dazzling cityscapes, this is like seeing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" for 80 minutes.
February 8, 2016
The little boy here... is one of the most distinctive and adorable animated characters you'll ever come across, and his introduction to "the world out there" is a moving revelation indeed.
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