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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Rafael Zen's rating of the film Boy and the World

    I wish more animations were this poetic, yet political. The sadness of the boy versus the visual trap that human world is will haunt me for days: Abreu does this with such heart and such strong statement, it's remarkable. The sounds, the symbols, the abstractions - it's a trip to take the whole family. Kids will be amused by the strong color trip, grown ups will be astonished by its impact. Art in cinema, golden.

  2. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Boy and the World

  3. ravi's rating of the film Boy and the World

    First thing is the white surface, then the colors, their dance, then the music, and of course the sound of the words, the simple lines and voices with their powerful presence. One can't sleep in this festival of awakened shapes and sounds, with their defining straight lines. And how i long to re-watch it, and again become a part of the experience of those big open eyes that are made just with simple pencil lines.

  4. Valentin Alexandru's rating of the film Boy and the World

  5. Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Boy and the World

    An extraordinarily poetic and powerful film, beautifully animated and a fine alternative to all those wisecracking anthropomorphs - my kids watched this 3 times in 3 days, and when the timeline revelation became clearer on the second viewing, talked about it for a further 3 days.

  6. Matthew Martens's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Reminded me of Papo & Yo, a very beautiful Brazilian video game from a few years ago. Both are dreams I'm glad to have lived in, and alive to be glad in.

  7. Me7iss4's rating of the film Boy and the World

    A lúdica-realidade de um garoto. Assistam!

  8. auloel's rating of the film Boy and the World

  9. Catarina Silva's rating of the film Boy and the World

  10. When the Sun Dies's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Powerful, layered, and entertaining as fuck. Even though the subject matter has been tackled time and time again by several other films, this movie's take on it is as brilliant as it gets. One of a kind, and unique. I loved The Boy and the World.

  11. IsmailBakry's rating of the film Boy and the World

    the film is criticizing consumerism and classism in the most artful, lively, and delicate image possible.

  12. msmichel's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Strong showcase for animation from director Ale Abreu. A boy's quest to find his father, who has travelled into the city from the family farm to work, becomes a veiled cry for the effects of modernization and the disastrous effects they're having on the planet. Never heavy handed the filmmakers make their point within their wonderful animation.

  13. Maurício Bitencourt's rating of the film Boy and the World

  14. cinegeek.de's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Man sollte den Animationsfilm von Ale Abreu nicht so simpel sehen wie seinen Titel. Eine Figur mit einem rot gestreiften Hemd und einem runden Kopf. Obend rauf drei Haare, während die Augen zwei Schlitze sind. Der Junge hat keinen Namen und spricht kaum (manchmal gluckst und kichert er). Es dauert aber nicht lang und der Film entfaltet sich vor uns... mehr auf cinegeek.de

  15. Davide's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Disegni, musica e animazioni veramente eccellenti. La storia e la malinconia misto nostalgia di cui è permeato 3/4 del film bè... si vince facile tra i latini.

  16. Zac Weber's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Alê Abreu has created a magical kaleidoscope of introspection and psychedelic dreamscapes. This is certainly one of the most beautiful and inventive critiques of consumerism you'll ever see.

  17. daftnymph's rating of the film Boy and the World

  18. Nathan Grey Hollis's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Beautiful film with a beautiful story.

  19. sergioazevedo's rating of the film Boy and the World

  20. -REM-'s rating of the film Boy and the World

  21. Henrique Amud's rating of the film Boy and the World

    What an ingenious trip! I wouldn't consider this a children's animation as it is more akin to a political experimental film for all ages. Tightly paced with a wonderful score and very minimalistic but amazing animation (with a rich touch of collages). Cool as it sounds and looks though, I felt like maybe there was too much wandering around and too few story elements in it's first half for my short attention span.

  22. Some Wouter's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Beautiful and minimalistic animation style with a constant connection with nature on a great soundtrack. Too bad the ending was so sudden, and out of the blue.

  23. Siavash Aliparast's rating of the film Boy and the World

    A triumph in style,substance and imaginative surrealism,managing to offer a poignant commentary on modern day Brazil,whilst remaining a pure cinematic experience.

  24. Yasser Azmy's rating of the film Boy and the World

    Little details made the deference. great sounds

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