The Breadwinner (2017) on Netflix

The Breadwinner (2017)

The Breadwinner
Average Rating: 7.5/10

Movie Info

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award (R)-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.


Saara Chaudry
as Parvana

Soma Chhaya
as Shauzia

Laara Sadiq
as Fattema

Shaista Latif
as Soraya

Ali Badshah
as Nurullah

Noorin Gulamgaus
as Idrees/Sulayman

Kawa Ada
as Razaq

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Critic Reviews for The Breadwinner

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Jewel-bright and heart-wrenching.

October 24, 2017 | Full Review…
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The Breadwinner is a glorious demonstration of the power of myth to deal with brutal reality, and the power of truth to animate myth.

September 18, 2017 | Full Review…
Steve Pond
Top Critic

The picture sings and inspires.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Finally this desert fable is another necessary reminder that animation is a medium rather than a genre. It’s capable of generating myriad kinds of wonder and has the ability to tell any kind of story.

October 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

The film’s strongest appeal is for readers of the series and animation fans.

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Kent Turner
School Library Journal

There’s room for humour, too, especially within the magical stories Parvana narrates, a complementary storyline rendered with breathtaking imagery and packing an emotional gut punch.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
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Reviews are culled from: Rotten Tomatoes.