The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

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Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the true story of William Kamkwamba.

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Critic Reviews for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Ejiofor brings a real sensitivity and empathy to this material, as well as some bold, fluent storytelling.

Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Competently mounted yet plodding, it's manifestly a labor of love that becomes a bit of a labor to watch.

Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…
Variety
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As inspiring and morally upright as you'd expect from a film with such rousing source material drawn from real life.

Jan 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Ejiofor's compassionate script, adapted from William's 2009 memoir, is finely attuned to the cold realities that confront its warm characters.

Jan 26, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's a conventional film in many ways but one that slowly and effectively builds to a remarkably rousing climax, displaying an act of overwhelming ingenuity that's hard to deny.

Jan 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Guardian
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Made with the intelligence and good taste one expects from Ejiofor, the involving film cares about much more than the sweeping images of triumph with which it inevitably closes.

Jan 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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