Children Of Invention Reviews

June 11, 2010
It's a promising start for director Tze Chun, but despite the film's charms, the story doesn't get interesting enough early enough.
April 23, 2010
An independent film that's all about forced independence.
April 1, 2010
Shows enormous love and respect for those clutching at the short end of the American Dream.
March 19, 2010
Preserving a sense of hope for today's children, there is too much in this film that is too hard to believe.
March 18, 2010
keeps the danger and sadness at bay, instead giving us two fairly developed kid characters
March 12, 2010
Chen and Chiu's genuine, rarely cloying performances along with Cheung's urgent sincerity add immeasurably to this timely film's many modest pleasures.
March 12, 2010
Restraint proves a virtue of -- and a shrewd if necessary choice for -- Children of Invention, a modestly scaled, quietly effective independent movie about a struggling single mother and her two children.
March 12, 2010
Performances are realistic and unpretentious, and the backbone of this observant movie by a director-writer with a promising future.
March 11, 2010
Heartfelt but dramatically tepid tale of two kids who must fend for themselves after their single mom goes missing.
March 10, 2010
Children of Invention seems furiously scribbled in shorthand, undermining what it has to offer in contemporary resonance.
March 9, 2010
The young director Tze Chun is not a flashy filmmaker, but he understands the vulnerability of immigrant workers in the sleazy sub-rosa economies of a floundering 21st-century America.
March 8, 2010
Children of Invention's derives its beauty from its casually obsessed dwelling on the minutia of dreaming when you're down and out.
February 26, 2010
Children of Invention is appealing as a modest appreciation of certain strengths of innocence.
February 19, 2010
A more than welcome addition, in a film world where mothers more often than not, get a bad rap for everything that ails US society when it comes to shortchanging children.