Storm Boy Reviews

April 11, 2019
Storm Boy sinks under the weight of its obviousness.
April 8, 2019
While there's obviously a line connecting the two stories, the clash between Michael's romanticized youth and the tech-heavy contemporary setting feel like an odd fit at times.
April 5, 2019
"Storm Boy" wants to be a high-flying inspirational tale, but its wings are clipped by bad storytelling.
April 4, 2019
The ham-fisted dialogue saps the energy from the images, drawing attention to the thinness of archetypal characters. And the centrality of white characters who learn from a noble native undermines the film's attempts at political relevance.
January 21, 2019
Nostalgia is one hell of a drug, and whilst this isn't as aggressively coddling as last year's misfire Swinging Safari, Storm Boy, much like the hang-dog protagonist at its centre, succumbs to its own nostalgia.
January 18, 2019
The pelican wranglers or pelican whisperers have been working over-time.
January 18, 2019
If you've not seen or read the originals, and are fascinated with fowl, you might get something out of this remake, but beyond that highly specific demographic, it's a hard one to recommend.
January 18, 2019
With a rather dour and bleak tone hanging over the entire film, 'Storm Boy' proves to be a rather pointless and disappointing experience.
January 17, 2019
There is something elemental about Storm Boy - but there's probably just not enough story to stretch the running time. It's more like a series of vignettes that soar but bundled together feels flat.
January 17, 2019
You have to wonder what Thiele (who died in 2006) would have thought about this softened overhaul, which mostly serves to make the original film feel like even more of what has been called an 'iconic classic.'
January 14, 2019
Whereas the tone of the original film was a delicate mixture of wistful and inspirational, the rebooted Storm Boy is more melancholic - at times, to put it bluntly, an epic downer.