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Children of a Lesser God Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Children of a Lesser God, though given a handsome openness in Director Haines' production, cannot transcend the banalities of the play. But Matlin does. She is, one might say, a miracle worker.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 16, 2011


A sappy but often genuinely moving and angry film about love, life and deafness.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 16, 2011
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
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Hurt seems to be bucking for at least two Oscar nominations here: one for his performance, the other for best echo effects by an interpreter of signed speech.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 16, 2011
Variety Staff
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A touching and universal love story.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 22, 2008
Emanuel Levy

Not unlike The Miracle Worker, this teacher-student-breakthrough movie updates the genre with several changes: the teacher (William Hurt) is an unconventional male, the student (Marlee Matlin) is an attractive female, and their relationship involves sex.

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

May 31, 2006
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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A genuinely touching love story and a clever gloss on the barriers and extensions of language.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Victoria Alexander

Unfortunately, launched Matlin on us.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 29, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Never develops beyond a Hollywood public service picture.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 8, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An amphibian movie which introduces us to the world of the deaf and then moves gracefully into universality as it explores the difficulties we all face in love relationships.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

March 27, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

As atuações de William Hurt e Marlee Matlin são simplesmente inesquecíveis.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2003
Widgett Walls

Just flat out amazing.

| Original Score: 5/5

September 23, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film often makes for crackling good drama with plenty of leavening humor and magnificent performances by Hurt and newcomer Matlin.

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

July 30, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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There's scarcely a single moment in it that seems to be spontaneous.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Scott Weinberg

Chemistry between Hurt and Matlin is what makes this one better than most romantic dramas.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

The film is highlighted by a tremendous debut performance (Academy Award winning, in fact) by Marlee Matlin.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 73/100

February 13, 2001
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
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This is romance the way Hollywood used to make it, with both conflict and tenderness, at times capturing the texture of the day-to-day, at times finding the lyrical moments when two lovers find that time stops.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The polemic drama of deaf rights translates into a heart-pounding love story -- the most passionately performed since Officer and a Gentleman.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Brundage

below the surface level of a movie for the deaf lies a movie for the intelligent

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The performances are strong and wonderful.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

December 7, 2007
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