Reviews: Boy and the World (2015)

boy_and_the_worldHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An edifying and out-of-the-box animated feature from Brazil that charts the quest of a boy to find his father.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Boy and the World’ is this year’s surprise animated Oscar nominee, but it more than earns its spot with a unique style and captivating story.
  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: One wonders how receptive young audiences should be to a film that puts its storytelling secondary to its message-making. Bubbly as Abreu’s aesthetics are…his deathly pale, black-hole-eyed human figurines, almost all voiceless, are just interchangeable representations of contemporary existential woes.
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: The whole is just as alive as the music, our toes tapping and hearts racing in hopes of a well-earned reunion. And even though the end proves bittersweet, it’s a tonally perfect conclusion to a beautifully complex dance.
  • Daniel Schindel @ Movie Mezzanine
  • [New – 2/12/16] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Even those who find fault with its core message will have to admit that “Boy and the World” is a visually dazzling experience, although it might appeal more to adult connoisseurs of animation technique than to kids.