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The Children Act

The Children Act is a movie starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Ben Chaplin. As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Other Titles
El veredicto. La ley del menor, Tovat ha'yeled, ザ・チルドレン・アクト, Dommerens valg, My Lady, El veredicto (La ley del menor), En dommers dilemma, Kindeswohl, Sodnica, Domaren, L'intérêt de l'enfant, Νόμος περί τέκνων, A Balada de Adam Henry, The Judge, Um Ato de Esperança, 判決, The Children Act - Il verdetto
Running Time
1 hours 45 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Richard Eyre
Ian McEwan, Ian McEwan
Emma Thompson, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Comments about drama «The Children Act» (21)

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I'll admit that this is one of my least favorite movies of all time. But I couldn't take it seriously as a political thriller because I thought it was all a bit too Hollywood-y. This movie is so much more than that. This movie is about the depth of human emotions, and the way they are unyielding. It is a rare and special movie that I would recommend to anyone who is into the art of movie-making. It is a film that I could watch over and over again and never get bored of it. If you have not seen this movie, go out and see it right now. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

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Ashley Moreno

I have read several reviews on this film and I find them to be very good. For the most part, I agree with them, but there are some things that I would like to add. Firstly, the violence is not excessive and it is not gratuitous. This is a very intense film, and the violence is very effective. It is a little like the violence in a few other recent films. The second reason I feel that it is not gratuitous is that the violence is not gratuitous. It is not gratuitous because it is applied to the children and not to the adults. Secondly, the film does not seem to have a story. It seems to be more like a documentary. It is hard to tell what is going on because it is not clear. I do not know why this is so, because I do not think that it is a problem. If you want to see a great film about the Holocaust, I recommend "Schindler's List" or "A History of Violence."

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The first time I saw this film I was very impressed. I loved the way the film was shot, I was impressed with the acting, and the cinematography. So much so that I had to buy the DVD. The second time I watched it I had a much better understanding of what it was about. I was taken back to the very first time I saw it and I could appreciate it all a little more. And then I realized, if I watch this movie more than once, I'll never get tired of it. It's still very effective, the first time I watched it, I was talking about it to my friends. I was amazed at how much I had to look forward to see it again, but then I watched it again, and it was amazing. I have never seen a movie like this before. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Joyce W.

I don't understand what all the fuss is about. This film is well made, has a strong moral, and leaves you thinking long after you have watched it. I didn't think I'd ever watch a film about children, but this film was different. It is not a documentary, or a drama, or a comedy. It is a very realistic look at the lives of children, and the relationships between them. The children in this film are not presented as heroes or villains, but rather as children who are trying to navigate their way through life. The characters in this film are very well portrayed, especially those who are only children. The actors do an excellent job. It is a real pleasure to watch the children in this film. I have never seen a film about children that was so well done. The music is very well done, and fits the mood of the film very well. The cinematography is good, and the editing is well done. It is a very enjoyable film, and I highly recommend it. I give this film 8/10.

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Jessica Lawson

I watched this film when I was in my late teens and was really amazed. A lot of films are about a family, and this is a very touching and real story about two children, who are very different, who struggle to cope with their differences. The film shows that children can be different and we need to be open to that. This is a good film for everyone who is open to this kind of film.

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In a society that has gone to the limit of understanding and empathy, a simple story of a young boy and his carefree father seems to have hit a nerve. The movie was truly inspiring. The child in the movie was very real and very real to me. I found myself believing that he was real and I felt very close to him. The father was real too. He was a real father and a real father's son. I was very sad when he was gone. I felt so sorry for the father. I felt like a child. I felt a lot of sadness. The movie was very moving. I just felt so sad. The movie was touching and inspiring. I could see the way the father treated his son and the way the boy treated his father. The boy had so much empathy and empathy for the father. It was a very powerful movie. I could see how the father would give the boy a big hug and talk to him. It was such a great movie and I loved it. I think the movie was very inspirational. I think the movie was very sad but it was also very beautiful. It was like watching a beautiful movie.

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The story of the Children Act is fascinating, but it is told in such a way that it becomes boring and the viewers are left with a feeling of disappointment. I think the director should have spent more time on the film's message and less time on the action. The message of the film is quite clear - the system is broken. However, the director could have showed how corrupt the system is and how much more corrupt it is. There are many examples of this corruption. One example is when the kids are invited to a concert by the Government of Thailand. The children are confused as to what is going on, but when they hear the show the concert director says that they are doing it for their mother. When the children ask him what is going on, he simply responds, "You're going to do the concert for your mother". This is in fact a lie. The Government of Thailand is corrupt. The children are not doing the concert because of their mother, they are doing it because of the corruption. The film's message is clear, but the director should have shown how corrupt the system is and the corruption of the system and the corruption of the children. The Children Act is about a child's right to a life, but it is not clear what that right is and how the film shows it. It is more about how the Government of Thailand breaks the children and the children break the Government. It is important to show that corruption is not just a problem for the children. The film could have used more images of corruption and more action. There are too many images of the children who are doing the concert, but the film is quite depressing and I feel it is boring to watch.

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Ann R.

This is a very good film, about a man whose daughter is raped and murdered. He moves in with his daughter's family and he tries to help them. This film is very realistic. The lead actor is very convincing and the film is very tense. A good film. My vote is eight. Title (Brazil): "Brasil: A Historia" ("Brazil: A Story")

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Having just finished watching this movie, I think I have come to the conclusion that this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The acting in this movie is wonderful and I think the script is very effective. I'm very glad I decided to watch this movie. The ending really worked for me and I found myself wanting to see more of the film.

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Terry C.

On a dark and rainy night, a group of women gather at a roadside diner to discuss the state of the world. To their dismay, they have heard a rumor that the President of the United States has been assassinated. This is one of those rare instances where it is difficult to imagine how the story could have been made in a less "serious" manner. The story is told in a "who done it" fashion with little time spent on the actual mystery. As the story progresses, the women learn that it was a hitman hired by the President to kill him. They are told that the hitman has been given the task by the mysterious President. The women are told that they must be careful and follow instructions from the hitman. The hitman starts by killing the President's body guard who is a madman and throws him into the hole in the wall. The hitman then sends a woman to kill the President's wife, but she fails to do so. The hitman is then sent to kill the President's brother, who is a blind man. The hitman fails to do so and is killed by a group of young men who break into the President's mansion. The hitman's next victim is a young boy who has been kidnapped. The hitman shoots the child and gets away with the body. The hitman then sends a woman to kill the President's mother. This is the first and last time the hitman tries to kill the President. The story concludes when the hitman is killed by the hitman's accomplice. This was one of the first films made for the big screen in the 1970s. The film was directed by Richard Brooks and it was produced by George Eastman and Charles Bernstein. The film was a critical and box office success. The story was one of the first to include a drug-addicted wife. The film also featured William Holden and Joanne Woodward, and featured a powerful performance by Lauren Bacall. The film was based on the play by John Aubrey. It was directed by Joe D'Amato and it was released in 1974. This is a film that is well worth seeing. I gave it an 8 out of 10.

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Billy K.

The Children Act is a solid film. It shows the problems in the British education system in the seventies. The issues are very real, and the film shows how children are treated in the system. I liked how the film showed how the school system was controlled by the governors, and how it was controlled by the parents, and how the children were treated. The director shows how the children are mistreated and it is only when a teacher, or a parent, speak out that things change. The problems in the system are not dealt with, but it is shown how it is controlled by the parents. The acting is good, and the characters are well developed. This is a well made film that shows the problems in the system. It is a very important film and I think it should be seen by people in order to understand the problems in the British education system. 8/10.

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The Children Act is a movie about the process of growing up, and how they can lead to some serious problems later in life. It is a character driven film and focuses on four different kids who grew up in a dysfunctional family. The movie is mostly shot in the home of the family, but we get to see glimpses of the outside world through the eyes of the kids. The movie is interesting, but could have used a little more character development. Also, the movie doesn't really go in depth into why the family is dysfunctional, and they don't give us any sort of insight into why the children are being punished for a crime that they didn't commit. It's not that they didn't get it, but the movie doesn't explore why they are being punished and what the consequences are. All in all, it is a good movie and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a movie about growing up and trying to find your own identity.

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William Snyder

A film about how a father and son deal with a crisis in their lives. It's a bit of a story that has a lot of moving parts and it's all about life and how people are different in different situations. I felt this film was really well put together, and the performances of the cast are very good. The film is a little slow at times, but it's still a great film. I recommend it for anyone who is interested in the subject matter.

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William D.

This is an excellent movie that deals with an extremely complex subject of human trafficking. The actors all play very well, the screenplay is very well written, and the picture quality is excellent. A few issues I have with the movie are: the movie feels too long, it could have been better done in a shorter time frame (I can't really pinpoint exactly where this point comes from), and it doesn't make you think, it just tells you how it is. I don't think the movie is to preachy about this subject, but I do think it could have been done in a much more interesting way. For example, if it was just a short 30 minutes the movie would be better. Other than that, it's a great movie. 8/10

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Stephanie Wallace

As the title says, I'm not sure if it's supposed to be more of a mystery, or a love story. But the movie keeps you guessing until the very end. I was expecting more of a romance between the two main characters, but it is not. They are both good people, and both have something to learn from each other. But there are more things to learn about the students of that school and their school. Some of them are in trouble with their families, and they need to deal with their problems. The main character is a doctor. She is caring and helpful to everyone, and she has a good sense of humour. But she doesn't know how to behave herself in a relationship. And she is not sure of how to do it. I think that the movie is good because it is full of surprises. There are many things that are hidden in the story, but I'm not sure what they are, and I still have to see it to find them out. I recommend this movie to everyone, because it has great acting, great directing, and a good story. It's very emotional, but also a great movie. I recommend this movie to you. It is a must see movie.

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Patrick Stanley

It's hard to say what this movie is. This is an epic-style movie about a family, but it's also a drama about the power of love. It has a great message, but also is a movie that will make you think about some things that you may have forgotten about. The acting is great, the effects are awesome, and it also has some awesome humor. It's a perfect movie to watch on a rainy afternoon. It's also a great movie to watch when you have nothing to do. This movie will make you think and make you feel. This is a movie that will make you want to know more about the people in it.

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I read the comments and knew that many of the readers have given it a bad rating, because it is an interesting movie, but very good, and that there is no plot to it, like what you see in most movies. I have watched a lot of movies, but never watched one as "alive" and "real" as this one. The acting is incredible and the movie is so real, the entire family is very believable. The movie has a strong message about love and forgiveness, and the characters are very believable, even the children. It is a very intelligent movie that is realistic and moving, but it is not a movie for everyone. It is not too long, and you will enjoy it, but it is not the best movie you can ever see, and it is not for all of you.

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Nancy Richards

I saw this movie in a college lecture series. The movie is about a young woman and her young son who are both adopted and separated. Their lives are pretty much normal until the young man's family becomes aware of his true identity. It's a very sad story but one that is a very real one. I thought the movie was very well done and I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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Arthur Richardson

The movie deals with a group of friends, all of them are teenagers, which live in a neighborhood of other teenagers, who live on the same street, and they meet a mysterious girl, named Penny, and a stranger, who turns out to be a man, called Smith, that had just died. The mystery continues to be solved by the group, they soon realize that they are the only ones who can see this girl, Penny, and that she is, in fact, the mysterious Smith. This movie is well made, it has a great story, and it's very well acted, which is what I like about the movie, it's like an original movie. Overall, the movie is worth watching, you will be surprised at some points, I recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery thriller, and this is definitely one of the best movies I have seen recently, it is worth watching.

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I'm a fan of Lee Child's book. I've read it several times and always find it a fascinating and thought provoking book. The film adapts the book very well. It has a nice feeling to it. It has some interesting settings and good acting. The main character is a little like Dafoe in "Oldboy" but I think Child's book is much better. It is just as good. I liked the movie. I don't really know why it was so bad. It had some problems in the beginning. The acting was a little bit over the top. I think a lot of that was to do with the low budget of the movie. The settings were great. They felt like real places. It wasn't boring. I liked it a lot. I recommend it.

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Virginia L.

I thought this was a good movie. It made me feel for the characters and their plight. It is a great film, and I was glad that I took the time to watch it. I feel sorry for those that can't find work, but as I said, it is a great film to watch.