The Children Act Reviews

September 26, 2018
[Thompson] is so good that she overwhelms the story's shortcomings.
September 21, 2018
Thompson and Whitehead shine, and director Richard Eyre has crafted a highly textured, respectable film about grown-up issues.
September 21, 2018
The Children Act leaves you not only wanting more, but ready to binge it.
September 20, 2018
"The Children Act" isn't all that interesting a movie, despite the many talented people involved and the generally high level of work they do.
September 19, 2018
"The Children Act" feels utterly of a piece with the original book: urbane, understated, handsomely realized and impeccably interpreted by a cast of superb actors.
September 15, 2018
This film adaptation never reaches the intimate heights of Ian McEwan's novel, but Emma Thompson's portrait of a family court judge who lets the world in at the cost of losing her own judgment is acting of the highest order.
September 14, 2018
As mature as movies get, the elegantly costumed and designed The Children Act is a welcome getaway from the now-fading summer's loud fare.
Top Critic
September 14, 2018
Equally comfortable on both stage and screen, Emma Thompson brings an added value to the mix that literally saves the film and keeps the viewer awake.
Top Critic
September 13, 2018
Characters move through their posh habitats, explaining what they've done, are about to do, should have done years ago. Their confusion is fine; the fuzziness of the filmmaking less so.
September 13, 2018
It's always rewarding to watch Thompson bring her lucid wit and deep emotional reserves to bear on a meaty role.