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A Child Is Waiting Reviews

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January 1, 2000
John Cassavetes takes a shot at straight commercial filmmaking (1963), and the results are a little wide of the mark.
November 7, 2007
Burt Lancaster delivers a firm, sincere, persuasive and unaffected performance.
June 24, 2006
Flawed but fascinating.
July 6, 2006
The film ran into trouble with Cassavetes's attempt to bring his unconventional improvisational style to the shoot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2005
Garland is moving in rare dramatic role.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2005
One should learn a great deal from this picture -- all of which should be helpful and give hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2012
John Cassavetes's attempt at commercial cinema is uncharacteristically conventional and sentimental melodrama, but it contains some emotional sequences between Judy Garland and the mentally challenged children.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 24, 2003
Taken away from Cassavetes by not very nice producer Kramer for some Hollywood-style re-editing, this is nevertheless clearly the work of one of cinema's greatest talents.
August 30, 2006
This film draws from the social stance of a Stanley Kramer and the institutional approach of a Frederick Wiseman and rises above their judgmental attitudes to produce a wonderfully provocative and sympathetic film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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