Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    An unusually intelligent adventure film scaled for younger viewers, which never leaves adults behind.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    While probably not suitable for the wee ones, older kids and most adults will love this exciting and heartfelt adventure of one boy's survival during the darkest days of post-war Europe.
  3. The movie meets the requirements of the "Life Is Beautiful" school; those loyal to the tougher, more stringent Osama academy of realism need not apply.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PatC.
    Jun 1, 2007
    7
    A one-dimensional but nonetheless touching Huck Finn-reminiscent quest as a child courageously copes with loss and hardship while coming to A one-dimensional but nonetheless touching Huck Finn-reminiscent quest as a child courageously copes with loss and hardship while coming to terms with the sacrifices of adults. The flaws of the movie generally rendered reviewers oblivious to the subtleties in this expose of the maturity that can emerge in children. Full Review »