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

January 13, 2017
Considering the film's conspicuous music and fluid, colorful, dizzying tapestry, it seems that Abreu is more concerned with evoking emotions than presenting a clear arc. Until, that is, the very end, when he wields his sledgehammer.
February 4, 2016
If you can get past the ham-handed morality and simplistic political rhetoric, there is actually a well-made film here that's eye-grabbing, if nothing else.
January 22, 2016
Unfortunately, the simplistic moral message of the movie and its insistence on remaining nonverbal make "Boy and the World" feel like something that would have been more tolerable as a 15-minute short than as an 80-minute feature.
December 6, 2015
One wonders how receptive young audiences should be to a film that puts its storytelling secondary to its message-making.