The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Reviews

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September 20, 2019
It's a remarkable story... I just wish the movie had been a little more suspenseful.
September 1, 2019
Expect this to be a classic film for the last week of school.
July 17, 2019
It's a well-worn tale told better than most, a cut above the rest of Netflix's ilk and a fine debut for Ejiofor.
May 14, 2019
[Ejiofor] seemed more concerned in touching our hearts with immoderate melodrama than providing an absorbing narrative depleted of that upsetting tonal familiarity that is commonly associated with emotional true stories.
April 29, 2019
Ejiofor leavens the scenes of conflict between father and son, family and neighbors, voters and politicians with plentiful moments of gentle humor and grace.
March 19, 2019
The film is built on the performances. [Full review in Spanish]
March 19, 2019
[The film's] environmental and corporate themes... makes it one of the most relevant films to watch right now. [Full review in Spanish]
March 14, 2019
A genuinely inspiring story of a young boy's ingenuity and how putting knowledge in the hands of those who need it the most can make all the difference in the world.
March 13, 2019
This is a promising debut from Ejiofor - and further proof of Netflix's willingness to invest in stories which other studios might deem less commercially viable.
March 13, 2019
Chronicling how an impoverished African family perseveres during hardship, The Boy speaks eloquently about the importance of education and the need for sons to surpass their fathers.
March 13, 2019
The film feels lived-in in a way that not many biopics do, forgoing both the gloss and poverty porn that often comes with Western films about Africa.
March 12, 2019
An inspiring true story about a courageous young boy who persisted with his inventive idea that saved many lives in Malawi, Africa.
March 8, 2019
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a perfectly serviceable watch. Though delving into a dismal real-life situation, it retains a sense of empathy for its characters and for their plight throughout.
March 7, 2019
A tribute to a creative, determined, and compassionate African boy.
March 5, 2019
With this tremendously heartfelt story, Ejiofor's film should be able to weather the monsoon of Netflix's rom-coms and bargain-bin sci-fi.
March 4, 2019
While the environmental commentary carries a sense of urgency, at its core, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a moving tale of resilience.
March 4, 2019
William Kamkwamba's story is fascinating, and Chiwetel Ejiofor tells it well in his first directorial effort.
March 3, 2019
Ejiofor showcases all the tools to make a great film in the not too distant future. Here, he just seems too often to be going through the motions, making for a near miss.
March 3, 2019
At the helm, [Chiwetel] Ejiofor reveals the land-locked country's stunning open plains while he extolls the richness of the Malawi culture.
March 3, 2019
The cultural insights and Kamkwamba's hard-luck ingenuity are both absolutely worth a movie, so it's a shame that The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind isn't a better one.
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