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Children of a Lesser God Reviews

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Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
March 16, 2011
Children of a Lesser God, though given a handsome openness in Director Haines' production, cannot transcend the banalities of the play. But Matlin does. She is, one might say, a miracle worker.

March 16, 2011
A sappy but often genuinely moving and angry film about love, life and deafness.
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Variety Staff
July 22, 2008
A touching and universal love story.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 7, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 11, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
May 31, 2006
Not unlike The Miracle Worker, this teacher-student-breakthrough movie updates the genre with several changes: the teacher (William Hurt) is an unconventional male, the student (Marlee Matlin) is an attractive female, and their relationship involves sex.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A genuinely touching love story and a clever gloss on the barriers and extensions of language.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
An amphibian movie which introduces us to the world of the deaf and then moves gracefully into universality as it explores the difficulties we all face in love relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rebecca Murray
February 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 17, 2003
As atuações de William Hurt e Marlee Matlin são simplesmente inesquecíveis.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
September 23, 2003
Just flat out amazing.
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
The film often makes for crackling good drama with plenty of leavening humor and magnificent performances by Hurt and newcomer Matlin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 19, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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