Oranges And Sunshine Reviews

November 3, 2011
The sincerity of feeling is unmistakable. So's the flat-footedness of the writing.
October 27, 2011
Emily Watson, who always brings a special grace to the screen, gives a multilayered performance to the role of Margaret Humphreys, who not only puts her own family dynamic at risk but finds herself physically threatened.
October 27, 2011
The result is a problem drama with more problem than drama.
October 27, 2011
Emily Watson, a delicate English rose, has never seemed more sturdy than here.
October 21, 2011
The most powerful sequences in the movie are the linked vignettes involving Margaret and the various grown-up children whom she attempts to help in their search for -- what, exactly? Closure? Catharsis?
October 21, 2011
Once, very early on, the secret deportations have been exposed there aren't many new places for the film to go - just more scenes of an increasingly tired-looking Emily Watson trudging around with an armful of file folders.
January 28, 2019
Despite the difficulties the team faced when filming on opposite sides of the world, Oranges and Sunshine beats with one heart and develops its story coherently.
August 30, 2018
It takes one of the most obscene scandals in 20th-century British politics and all but kills it off with its self-righteous stance, plodding script, mournful violins and clunky construction.
October 17, 2013
Oranges and Sunshine is a powerful exploration and its subjects should be proud.
July 10, 2012
For all the skill that went in to making Oranges and Sunshine, nothing can compare with the archival footage of the deported children, which brings home the horror of it all...