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The Child in Time (2018)




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Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: he loses his only child, four-year-old Kate, in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realises his daughter is gone. With tenderness and insight, the film explores a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief. With the passage of time, a balance of sorts returns, until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly.


Critic Reviews for The Child in Time

All Critics (7)

Despite the splendid cast, The Child In Time felt smug, affected and monotonous. The complicated storyline of the book quite simply didn't work when condensed into a TV show.

November 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As the raw emotion faded, it became not so much unsettling to watch as just odd.

November 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Hard to recommend, as it was so sad but, on the other hand, it was so good at what it is like to be so sad.

October 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's hopefully not too backhanded a compliment to say that it really made me want to read the book.

October 1, 2017 | Full Review…

A rarity: nuanced, unmawkish, unsentimental. It steered us through this unthinkable limbo... in an intellectual, almost spiritual way, examining too the very meaning of childhood, time and sanity, yet ended with a sense of hope.

September 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Child in Time feels like a lost opportunity to have made a classic slice of 80s British fiction further enriched for today's audience.

September 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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