• 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

Little Children Reviews

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008

Mike Long
JackassCritics.com
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

Dvdrama
August 11, 2007


Exclaim!
August 3, 2007


CinemaZone.dk
June 30, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
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
homevideo.about.com
May 10, 2007


Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
May 10, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: A-

DVD Beaver
May 3, 2007

Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
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

...an 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

dvdmg.com
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