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Little Children Reviews

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David Keyes
March 26, 2016
That a movie can inspire smirks in the same scene where a potential predator is seen scuba diving in the community swimming pool underneath hundreds of young children is one of the most notable feats of any modern motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard von Busack
September 2, 2014
Playing up her sturdiness, her furry dark brows and the wiry unruliness of her old-gold hair, Winslet is the best Emma Bovary I've seen-even if she's named Sarah, not Emma.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2012
More than just another dissection of suburban sexual frustration, its concern with children, parents and those of us who lie somewhere in-between make Little Children a minor masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeff Otto
February 9, 2011
It's not necessarily a cautionary tale, but more a look within a surface utopia that doesn't really exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
A.S. Hamrah
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
As commentary on our time, it may be accurate. As movie drama, it isn't so much overheated as reheated in the microwave on high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Its antiseptic textures merely whimper 'Oscar clip'
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
Bereft of a protagonist, the movie breaks down under the weight of absurd voice-over narration and an exploitative ending that is as indefensibly wrongheaded as it is cheap.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Blame Field (remember, Perrotta also wrote the knifelike Election), for facing the material too squarely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
June 24, 2008
A risky and rewarding art film, but definitely for grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Little Children is about as close as a movie can get to literature %u2014 rich, nuanced, erudite and multi-layered.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 10, 2007
The leads are self-delusional, secretive, dependent, nakedly desperate at times, and all fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
The film is populated with such self-obsessed, distasteful characters, it's hard to care how or why any of them finds happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 11, 2007
Provides a taut commentary on hypocrisy, human interaction, and the lies we tell ourselves...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
June 22, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kam Williams
May 2, 2007
Peyton Place with a perv!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 20, 2007
...a flawed work that sparkles only sporadically.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Wade Simpson
April 3, 2007
The success Fields has with this film comes through the uncomfortable intersection between comedy, melodrama and tragedy. Oh, and romance.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Little Children's stone-cold suburbia reaches for Kubrick, but is also half Spielberg.
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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 14, 2007
Un drama inteligente, tenso y reflexivo sobre la insatisfacción, el deseo, la infidelidad y las perversiones de un puñado de habitantes suburbanos. Excelente dirección y elenco.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Field directs all this with a restraint that sometimes verges on the dry, but there's little doubt the film builds to a shattering climax.
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