More than just another dissection of suburban sexual frustration, its concern with children, parents and those of us who lie somewhere in-between make Little Children a minor masterpiece.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
It's not necessarily a cautionary tale, but more a look within a surface utopia that doesn't really exist.
| Original Score: 8/10
As commentary on our time, it may be accurate. As movie drama, it isn't so much overheated as reheated in the microwave on high.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Its antiseptic textures merely whimper 'Oscar clip'
Bereft of a protagonist, the movie breaks down under the weight of absurd voice-over narration and an exploitative ending that is as indefensibly wrongheaded as it is cheap.
| Original Score: D
Blame Field (remember, Perrotta also wrote the knifelike Election), for facing the material too squarely.
| Original Score: 2/5
A risky and rewarding art film, but definitely for grown-ups.
Little Children is about as close as a movie can get to literature %u2014 rich, nuanced, erudite and multi-layered.
| Original Score: 6/10
The leads are self-delusional, secretive, dependent, nakedly desperate at times, and all fascinating.
The film is populated with such self-obsessed, distasteful characters, it's hard to care how or why any of them finds happiness.
| Original Score: 2/4
Provides a taut commentary on hypocrisy, human interaction, and the lies we tell ourselves...
| Original Score: 3/4
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| Original Score: 7/10
Peyton Place with a perv!
| Original Score: 1/4
...a flawed work that sparkles only sporadically.
The success Fields has with this film comes through the uncomfortable intersection between comedy, melodrama and tragedy. Oh, and romance.
Little Children's stone-cold suburbia reaches for Kubrick, but is also half Spielberg.
Un drama inteligente, tenso y reflexivo sobre la insatisfacción, el deseo, la infidelidad y las perversiones de un puñado de habitantes suburbanos. Excelente dirección y elenco.
| Original Score: 4/5
Field directs all this with a restraint that sometimes verges on the dry, but there's little doubt the film builds to a shattering climax.
While Little Children is replete with powerful moments and strong performances (particularly by erstwhile Bad News Bear Jackie Earle Hayley), it never quite adds up.
O filme de Todd Field ilustra nosso eterno despreparo para lidar com as grandes questões da vida ou mesmo com nossos menores impulsos.
| Original Score: 5/5