Storm Boy


Drama / Family

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 74%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.9/10 10 1521 1.5K


Top cast

David Gulpilil as Fingerbone
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
814.86 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 2
1.48 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mcdonellbrf 7 / 10

Brilliant classic cinema

This is such a classic. I saw it first as a child and then the other night as an adult and I just thought it was magnificent. The way the aboriginal is portrayed remains modern even after a few decades. It is brilliant stuff.

Reviewed by elvinjones 8 / 10

found casually

i've found casually in an obscure local tv "Stormy boy" and in the same moment i went in my youthness. This is a very delicate and intriguing movie. And i've rewiewed the boys, the wear, and a tipical manner of realization movies for children of the '70. i love the photography of this movie and his simplicity. Goodbye mr. Percival 8/10 my rating

Reviewed by tonypeacock-1 7 / 10

Aussie film that deserves a wider viewing community

Family film isn't usually a genre you would associate with my back catalogue viewing history of horror, war and Western but I thoroughly enjoyed this film and believe it enjoys greater recognition.

The film is based on the wetlands of the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia. A habitat not normally seen in Australian film and a welcome change from the hot, arrid landscapes more usually the backdrop of Australian cinema.

The film follows the story of Mike (Greg Rowe) who lives in a ramshackle beach hut with his miserable father Tom (Peter Cummins).

Mike befriends an aboriginal character Fingerbone (renowned aboriginal actor David Gulpilil) and spends his spare time helping his dad fishing and trawling the wetlands.

One day he rescues pelican chicks and nurses them quite literally to fully grown birds.

Here the film is like the celebrated British film, Kes (1969) although I found the wetlands far more appealing than Barnsley, and pelicans replace the kestrel.

The cast give good performances. The wetlands provide good photography opportunities. The musical score is appropriate for the sad nature of the story that develops around Mike and his quite educationally deprived upbringing. A very different side of Australia and a good story.

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