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Storm Boy (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Storm Boy can't quite live up to the original, but this retelling of a beloved story retains enough of its classic source material's heart to remain worth a watch.

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A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele's classic Australian tale. 'Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

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Cast

Jai Courtney
as Hideaway Tom
Geoffrey Rush
as Mike Kingley
Finn Little
as Storm Boy
Trevor Jamison
as Fingerbone Bill
Erik Thompson
as Malcom Downer

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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (10)

It was worth the remake.

April 6, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The movie is still a serviceable entertainment for wee ones.

February 19, 2020 | Full Review…

It's sort of disposable, but kind of sweet.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"Storm Boy" wants to be a high-flying inspirational tale, but its wings are clipped by bad storytelling.

April 5, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It feels honest and alive, however modestly so.

April 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

At once uplifting and melancholic, it's the right "Storm Boy" for our turbulent times.

April 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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