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The Children Act

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This movie follows the struggles of Fiona Maye, a judge at the family law court, who because of her work, is about to lose her marriage, but she left everything and takes the case of Adam, a 17 year old boy, who suffers from Leukemia and in a big need to blood transfusion, but according his parents religious beliefs, he can not get recovered.
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Film Inquiry
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September 07, 2018

he Children Act works strongest as a tight character study of the central female figure, elevated to higher ground by the astonishing lead performance.
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The Mail on Sunday (UK)
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August 27, 2018

What makes it not just a feature film but a feature film worth catching (if you're in a cerebral frame of mind) is the quality of Thompson's performance.
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Hollywood Reporter
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September 11, 2017

The two central performances could hardly be better. Thompson works here with remarkable subtlety.
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London Evening Standard
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August 26, 2018

File this under missed opportunity. More often than not, it feels like a pretentious episode of Holby City. Or a shallow take on John Huston's The Dead.
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Flickering Myth
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September 09, 2018

The melodrama is piled on during the final act to an unbearable degree with material not even Emma Thompson can save.
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Hot Press
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August 27, 2018

The Children Act can feel sluggish and melodramatic, weighed down with the use of superfluous flashbacks, letter-reading voice-overs, and the repeated use of stodgy Bach passages. Intelligent, but airless.
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Entertainment Weekly
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August 28, 2018

The pale, sharp-featured Whitehead brings an appropriately feverish intensity to Adam, who looks less like a typical 21st-century teenager than Lord Byron with a backpack.
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Irish Times
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August 28, 2018

The film thinks itself very grown-up and, like many films that think themselves that, plays out its confrontations in the style of a middlebrow play.
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Variety
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September 11, 2017

... "The Children Act" is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns...
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indieWire
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September 22, 2017

Like so many of the movies that stem from McEwan's novels, "The Children Act" is a soulful and sophisticated adult drama that peers into the void between the beauty of ideals and the cost of living by them.
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New Yorker
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September 10, 2018

It's worth seeing precisely for the heat of the arguments that you can enjoy after the screening and, above all, for Emma Thompson.
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TheWrap
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September 13, 2017

If Emma Thompson can't make this drama about a family-court judge conflicted over her own decisions and the precarious state of her own family into something interesting and meaningful, then no one can. And she can't.
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