Reviews: The Children Act (2018)

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  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality and Practice
    • Excerpt: A towering performance by Emma Thompson as a British high court judge confronted by a complicated case and her own domestic challenges.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: the adaptation sings under the direction of Richard Eyre (“Stage Beauty,” “Notes on a Scandal”), its themes more evident in the hands of a never better Thompson and the astonishing Whitehead, who beautifully captures the ethereal complexity of Adam Henry.
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  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth
    • Excerpt: Director Warwick Thornton’s outback morality tale, Sweet Country, combines exquisite visuals of Australian landscapes with a script that dabbles as much in mythical justice as deeply specific ideas of what this country is made of. With superbly crafted performances, Sweet Country is an essential Australian Western.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
    • Excerpt: Although THE CHILDREN ACT feels like a feature-length expansion of a story from LOVE ACTUALLY, the performances – especially from Emma Thompson – make every minute worth it.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: As the judge, Emma Thompson soars, but too many things are thrown into the plot — and that makes it hard to follow.