Children of a Lesser God Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
March 16, 2011
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.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
March 16, 2011
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 22, 2008
A touching and universal love story.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A genuinely touching love story and a clever gloss on the barriers and extensions of language.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
There's scarcely a single moment in it that seems to be spontaneous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The polemic drama of deaf rights translates into a heart-pounding love story -- the most passionately performed since Officer and a Gentleman.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The performances are strong and wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4