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Little Children Reviews

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Mike Long
September 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
July 16, 2008
Mature story of suburban fear and yearning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 11, 2007

August 3, 2007
June 30, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Eric Melin
June 15, 2007
[The] narrator talks as if he were reading from a children's storybook. This bold stylistic choice bathes the film in a sarcastic light, challenging you either to laugh at its darker moments or regard the entire thing as a put-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Darisa Diaz
Tail Slate
June 9, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ivana Redwine
May 10, 2007
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A-

DVD Beaver
May 3, 2007
Diana Saenger
May 1, 2007
What actually felt more like a play to me because it was so passive and restrained, showcases some amazing talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kam Williams
Mount Desert Islander
April 29, 2007
A suburban soap opera set in Anywhere, Massachusetts and spoiled by its narrator, Will Lyman, whose distinct voice you will undoubtedly recognize if you're familiar with such PBS series as Frontline and Nova.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 28, 2007
"I don't like sharks, they eat you up," says Patrick Wilson's son at one point, not only foreshadowing the embarrassing Jaws riff at the town pool but explaining the unpleasantly self-devouring nature of the film itself.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 20, 2007 absorbing drama, an exaggerated melodrama, or an outright dark comedy, but in never coming to grips with any of these tones, the film diminishes its own good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 18, 2007
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
April 18, 2007
Witty, biting, insightful, and epic, Little Children proves that In the Bedroom was no cinematic fluke
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Empire Magazine
April 4, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5