Box art for The Boy Who Could Fly

The Boy Who Could Fly

children & family, drama

Heartwarming story about the special friendship between two teenagers struggling to adjust to life after each suffers a great loss.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 8
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5

A charming fantasy with a lot of heart.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a fine family film with no objectionable content. It's a gentle fantasy about an autistic boy who has a strong positive affect on his neighbors, not an action-packed fantasy.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why Eric was so important to Milly. What did Eric teach Milly's family? Where do you think he will go next? Why did Louis get so upset about his action figures being out in the rain?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews


- Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: One of the best family films of the 80s. Lucy Deakins and Jay Underwood are delightful. A film you'll cherish forever.

- Clint Morris, Moviehole, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Well done acting.

- dreamfaeries, Thursday, November 9, 2006

3 stars

i forgot about this movie, i saw it when i had a fever when i was little, not the best combo but i liked it... or maybe i was just delusional

- franktowers, Sunday, September 16, 2007

2 stars

All i can remember about this is that it came out the same time as Flight Of The Navigator and we watched this instead. I was quite upset.

- djkynky1, Sunday, September 6, 2009