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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» (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.