The Children Act (2018)
Critic Consensus: The Children Act showcases yet another powerful performance from Emma Thompson, who elevates this undeniably flawed picture into an affecting adult drama.
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Thompson and Whitehead shine, and director Richard Eyre has crafted a highly textured, respectable film about grown-up issues.
The Children Act leaves you not only wanting more, but ready to binge it.
"The Children Act" isn't all that interesting a movie, despite the many talented people involved and the generally high level of work they do.
"The Children Act" feels utterly of a piece with the original book: urbane, understated, handsomely realized and impeccably interpreted by a cast of superb actors.
This film adaptation never reaches the intimate heights of Ian McEwan's novel, but Emma Thompson's portrait of a family court judge who lets the world in at the cost of losing her own judgment is acting of the highest order.
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