A Boy Ten Feet Tall

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An orphan (Fergus McClelland) leaves Egypt with a toy compass to find his aunt in Durban, South Africa, about 5,000 miles south.

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Critic Reviews for Sammy Going South (A Boy Ten Feet Tall)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (3)

  • Mackendrick's films usually strike an attitude and have intuition on points of views. Relationships between his key characters are usually more clearly defined and worked on than in this.

    March 6, 2020 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
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  • This fresh, crackling and suspenseful African adventure story gives top billing to Veteran Edward G. Robinson, who bolsters the fun with his strongest performance in years.

    March 6, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The best live-action children's film I've ever seen, with a grasp of the quality of childhood experience so firm and precise that it is equally meaningful for adult audiences.

    June 9, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Above average.

    June 9, 2007 | Full Review…
  • If the pace is oddly flaccid in places and the photography sometimes verges on travelogue territory, there is no denying the vitality of the performances, Robinson being particularly affecting.

    June 9, 2007 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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  • Only Edward G. Robinson, sentimentalised into a role rather like Spencer Tracy's so long ago in Captains Courageous, provides an unclubbish brand of charm.

    March 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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