Little Boy Reviews

March 14, 2019
At best, the film's messaging is outdated; at worst, it's insensitive and difficult to bear.
March 16, 2018
While the story has some logical (not to mention theological) inconsistencies, it is well-paced, well-produced, and very well acted.
August 11, 2017
Unfortunately, while [Little Boy] may make you shed a tear at the end, it's for all the wrong reasons.
September 20, 2016
I need to take a shower.
April 11, 2016
The audience at which Little Boy is aimed will have no problem assimilating the film's themes of faith and miracles. But there's also plenty to admire here for those less inclined to buy into the filmmakers' worldview.
March 9, 2016
A shamefully miscalculated tale of whimsy and come-to-Jesus inspiration with a bizarrely inappropriate haze of Norman Rockwell-esque nostalgia.
November 10, 2015
The movie seems utterly and sincerely well-intentioned -- which is why what happens in it is so jaw-dropping.
November 5, 2015
The twists and turns may feel a little forced, and a few moments might even be shocking. But Little Boy squeezes the most it can from a quality cast and the best of intentions.
September 2, 2015
While its religious context may prove off putting for some viewers, it's a heart-warming tear jerker for the family, or those who just want to see a boy fight for his dad to come home.
May 30, 2015
The movie lumbers on for 100 minutes with hardly a believable frame to show for it.
May 26, 2015
It's a film made for a family audience, aimed at children but good enough for grown-ups to enjoy. [full review in Spanish]
May 1, 2015
Any reasonable chance to become poignant or profound is squandered by an approach that tries so hard to yank at the heartstrings that it unintentionally feels more cynical than uplifting.
April 30, 2015
For all its unsubtle sentimentality, it remains unclear whether Little Boy intends to celebrate the conviction of belief or to mock it.
April 30, 2015
A small film that stands tall in the field of family entertainment.
April 26, 2015
Filmmakers have been manipulating moviegoers' emotions since the beginning of this art form. However, rarely has one film been so patently blatant in those efforts than "Little Boy".
April 26, 2015
"Little Boy" is shamelessly sentimental, highly manipulative and wears out its welcome. Yet despite all that, I still enjoyed the film, for the most part, thanks to an endearing performance by its young star, Jakob Salvati.
April 25, 2015
... home-front family drama of hope, friendship, and faith, shot through the sepia-tinged light and faded hues of nostalgia...
April 24, 2015
Funny, inspiring, great family film
April 24, 2015
There are too many messages here, and too many of them mixed or conflicting.
April 24, 2015
The result is savvy, but shallow: Monteverde may end up selling more tickets, but he won't change any souls.