Little Boy
Little Boy (2015)

LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 24, 2015
DVD Release Date: August 18, 2015
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-meaning but manipulative on a horrifically misguided scale, Little Boy is the rare faith-based film that many viewers may find legitimately offensive.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

The movie seems utterly and sincerely well-intentioned -- which is why what happens in it is so jaw-dropping.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Tolerance, World War II history and faith are served up with a sticky sentimental gloss in the family film "Little Boy."

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Rebecca Pahle
Pajiba

I need to take a shower.

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Inkoo Kang
TheWrap

Despite boasting several important moral lessons, the period piece is more artificial than a polyester teddy bear stuffed with Splenda and Cheez Whiz - and about as appealing

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A movie that has the haranguing inspirational tone of a marathon Sunday-school lesson.

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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

The audience at which Little Boy is aimed will have no problem assimilating the film's themes of faith and miracles. But there's also plenty to admire here for those less inclined to buy into the filmmakers' worldview.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

It's meant to be a tale of uplift for faith-based audiences, but instead wears viewers down with a heavy-handed narrative, an overbearing score and voiceover that spells out everything in cringe-inducing, folksy tones.

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

I just wish the filmmakers didn't feel like they had to hit us over the head with all the moral pontificating to get their point across.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A shamefully miscalculated tale of whimsy and come-to-Jesus inspiration with a bizarrely inappropriate haze of Norman Rockwell-esque nostalgia.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The kiss of death very nearly for most films purportedly with Christian themes. "Please stop," is the best one can manage. Now while this film does… More
Nate Zoebl
I was expecting to bury Little Boy in an avalanche of negativity once I found out a late plot point that made my jaw drop. This inspirational Christian… More
Gimly M.
Imagine if "Big Fish" was absolutely no fun. Gets points for some minor emotional impact towards the end, but even that's pulled away. Dropped… More