The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Reviews

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.
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
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.
March 1, 2019
The miserable-inspirational balance of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is quite a bit off.
February 28, 2019
The film remains too mannered for its own good; it's unquestionably nice and well-intentioned, but lacking momentum.
February 13, 2019
The film rarely offers any surprise in the way such extraordinary events are being explained.
February 4, 2019
The movie reaches some emotional and inspirational heights during its climax, but I can't help but feel that those heights may have peaked even higher with a more concentrated approach.
January 27, 2019
Competently mounted yet plodding, it's manifestly a labor of love that becomes a bit of a labor to watch.