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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
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
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
predstavlja upravo ono %u0161to bi "ozbiljni" holivudski film trebao biti
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 9, 2007
O filme de Todd Field ilustra nosso eterno despreparo para lidar com as grandes questões da vida ou mesmo com nossos menores impulsos.
| Original Score: 5/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
February 9, 2007
The film displays a certain kinship with Sam Mendes's American Beauty, but Field is more tragedian than social satirist.
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David Fear
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 2, 2007
A compelling snapshot of the suburbs as a hamster-like habitat that is not unlike high school: a place where individuality is emasculated, freedom is an illusion and youthful innocence only lasts as long as it takes to come to your senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 1, 2007
The complexity of the relationships is meticulously portrayed, although at times overly earnest. Nonetheless, it's a powerful piece of cinema and one that reverberates and impacts by its themes.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
February 1, 2007
it's a marvelously complex piece of work... there's an uneasy undercurrent running through the movie that keeps it from becoming just another skin-deep spoof of suburbia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 25, 2007
As the deranged and tortured Ronald, Jackie Earle Haley is appallingly creepy, meaning he's perfect. His unstable character lingers in your mind. While you're watching, he seems to be a dirty bomb of perverse violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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