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  • Official Trailer

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers.

Cast

  • David Oyelowo
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Lonnie Chavis
  • Amiah Miller
  • Alfred Molina
  • Maria Bello
  • Ted Rooney
  • Adam Dunlap
  • John Henry Whitaker

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#fantasy
#original
#allthefeels
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Verified Review
#original
#greatvisualfx
#inspiring
#slow
#allthefeels
#greatcast
#fantasy
#mustsee
#familyfriendly
#creepy

Despite being too short and not having enough struggle from the main characters so the resolution felt earned, The Water Man is a beautiful film with a stellar cast and a powerful message about loving each other even when time is running out.

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Felipe S
Verified Review
#boring

Just watch the trailer, and its like you seen the entire movie. Save your money, and wait for it on DVD, Netflix, HULU, etc. . . .

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Danny D

Metacritic

80
May 7, 2021

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.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
80
May 7, 2021

The directorial debut from David Oyelowo is a rewarding, (older) family-friendly adventure which packs some crisply executed moments of nail-biting peril into a moving story which deals with grief, loss and newly forged friendships.

Wendy Ide
Screen Daily
50
May 6, 2021

Despite the powerful child performance at its center, David Oyelowo’s The Water Man struggles to focus on more than one narrative or visual idea at a time.

Metacritic review by Siddhant Adlakha
Siddhant Adlakha
IGN