• R, 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Todd Field
    In Theaters:
    Oct 6, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 1, 2007
  • New Line Cinema


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Little Children Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 27, 2012
Jeff Otto

It's not necessarily a cautionary tale, but more a look within a surface utopia that doesn't really exist.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 9, 2011
A.S. Hamrah
Boston Phoenix

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.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Its antiseptic textures merely whimper 'Oscar clip'

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Cole Smithey

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.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

April 24, 2009
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Blame Field (remember, Perrotta also wrote the knifelike Election), for facing the material too squarely.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Geoff Berkshire

A risky and rewarding art film, but definitely for grown-ups.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 24, 2008
Brandon Fibbs

Little Children is about as close as a movie can get to literature %u2014 rich, nuanced, erudite and multi-layered.

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 6/10

February 28, 2008

The leads are self-delusional, secretive, dependent, nakedly desperate at times, and all fascinating.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 10, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

The film is populated with such self-obsessed, distasteful characters, it's hard to care how or why any of them finds happiness.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Provides a taut commentary on hypocrisy, human interaction, and the lies we tell ourselves...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

July 11, 2007
Dragan Antulov

predstavlja upravo ono %u0161to bi "ozbiljni" holivudski film trebao biti

Full Review Source: Index.hr | Original Score: 7/10

June 22, 2007
Kam Williams

Peyton Place with a perv!

Full Review Source: EURWeb | Original Score: 1/4

May 2, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a flawed work that sparkles only sporadically.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

April 20, 2007
Michael Wade Simpson

The success Fields has with this film comes through the uncomfortable intersection between comedy, melodrama and tragedy. Oh, and romance.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

April 3, 2007
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Little Children's stone-cold suburbia reaches for Kubrick, but is also half Spielberg.

Full Review

March 15, 2007
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 4/5

March 14, 2007
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

February 9, 2007
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