User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. ScooterV
    May 6, 2005
    9
    I thought it was delightful. I brought a huge group of teens to the movie and more than 75% of them really enjoyed the film. They found david both believable and found hope that their life would also unexpectedly improve.
  2. 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 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.
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
  1. The beautifully shot but dramatically strained I Am David falls prey to the defect of all poor road movies: In gluing together unbelievable but convenient episodes with sugary sentimentality, it loses most of its credibility.
  2. I Am David is by far the best after-school special to hit the big screen this season.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Mader
    40
    The picture is essentially a tearjerker, with little originality or insight.