The Children Act

2017, Drama, 1h 45m

112 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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The Children Act showcases yet another powerful performance from Emma Thompson, who elevates this undeniably flawed picture into an affecting adult drama. Read critic reviews

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Judge Fiona May must race against the clock to determine the fate of a teenage boy in need of a lifesaving blood transfusion, stretching her life and her fractured marriage to the breaking point.

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  • Oct 01, 2018
    Emma Thompson is extraordinary as she can be, but in a film that is even more uninteresting and confused than McEwan's novel, as this feels like two stories brought clumsily together and suffers from not even being able to visually translate so many described feelings onto the screen.
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