Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
31% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
39% Intruders: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

A Child Is Waiting Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

John Cassavetes's attempt at commercial cinema is uncharacteristically conventional and sentimental melodrama, but it contains some emotional sequences between Judy Garland and the mentally challenged children.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

October 23, 2012
Variety Staff
Variety
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Burt Lancaster delivers a firm, sincere, persuasive and unaffected performance.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 7, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This film draws from the social stance of a Stanley Kramer and the institutional approach of a Frederick Wiseman and rises above their judgmental attitudes to produce a wonderfully provocative and sympathetic film.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

August 30, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film ran into trouble with Cassavetes's attempt to bring his unconventional improvisational style to the shoot.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

July 6, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Flawed but fascinating.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Garland is moving in rare dramatic role.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 12, 2005
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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One should learn a great deal from this picture -- all of which should be helpful and give hope.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 10, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2004

Film4

Taken away from Cassavetes by not very nice producer Kramer for some Hollywood-style re-editing, this is nevertheless clearly the work of one of cinema's greatest talents.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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John Cassavetes takes a shot at straight commercial filmmaking (1963), and the results are a little wide of the mark.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
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