The Water Man Reviews

  • The Water Man
    • Genre : Drama,Fantasy,Adventure
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG
    • Duration : 92 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : RLJE Films
    • Official Site : -
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Movie Reviews

  • unapologetically sincere family film; What is magical, though, is the chance to root for a young Black male hero as he navigates a family crisis that's both specific and universal, and not based on race
    3 of 4 by Joanna Schneller [Globe and Mail ]
  • though Oyelowo's direction is decent, the story never takes you to that special place and the son's venture into the forest rarely feels adventurous; The cast is earnest and the tech elements are solid enough to make the movie coherent, but not much more
    2 of 4 by Dwight Brown [National Newspaper Publihsers Association ]
  • it's a good first film with a big heart, though the climax of this family-friendly ghost story arrives with unfortunate timing; but overall is wildly successful at what matters most: bringing together all of the story's emotional points successfully
    by Reuben Baron [CBR ]
  • David Oyelowo's charming directorial debut; The star's first foray into film-making is a sweet, if flawed, attempt to recapture the spirit of 80s kids adventures buoyed by a charismatic turn from Lonnie Chavis
    3 of 5 by Benjamin Lee [The Guardian ]
  • an engaging for-kids ghost story whose fantasy elements are thoughtfully grounded by real-world concerns
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • an engaging family film with a light touch; David Oyelowo is sure-footed in his feature directing debut, delivering a smart and wholesome picture with about as little sentimentality as such a tale can have
    by John DeFore [The Hollywood Reporter ]

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