The Children Act Reviews

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September 26, 2018
[Thompson] is so good that she overwhelms the story's shortcomings.
September 21, 2018
Thompson and Whitehead shine, and director Richard Eyre has crafted a highly textured, respectable film about grown-up issues.
September 21, 2018
The Children Act leaves you not only wanting more, but ready to binge it.
September 20, 2018
"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.
September 19, 2018
"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.
September 15, 2018
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.
June 5, 2019
Emma Thompson once again proves she's our finest actress working today. The power of the film is diluted slightly by an insistence of adherence to the source but the fine performances shine through.
May 1, 2019
The film occasionally threatens to veer into melodrama ... but [Emma] Thompson, dedicated as she is, manages to make it all seem plausible with an emotional turn that refuses to buckle under the film's weaker choices
February 8, 2019
An idiosyncratic curio that lives and breathes beyond its running time.
January 28, 2019
Ponders faith and medicine among Jehovah's Witnesses to stunning effect - and with heart-wrenching delicacy.
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