Little Children

Little Children

Little Children

The latest film from Oscar-nominated Writer/Director Todd Field (In the Bedroom), combining talents with writer Tom Perrotta (Election) and Kate Winslet. Follows a handful of individuals in suburban middle-class America. The lives of the parents intersect on the playground, local swimming pools and streets of their small community, in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.

2007130 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
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Reviews & comments

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Mr. Field is a filmmaker with an exceptional gift for directing actors -- he's an actor himself -- and an eye for telling detail. (His cinematographer here, as in the previous film, is Antonio Calvache, and again the images are quietly sumptuous.) Yet I was put off by Little Children's satiric tone...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Perrotta's story consistently outguesses the audience, going in unexpected directions that, seconds later, seem inevitable. Filled with moments of painful revelation, real comedy and emotional insight, "Little Children" never lags. One hundred and thirty minutes go by in a shot...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

High-minded infidelity drama is full of Big Ideas but littered with frustrating plot holes...

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Complex, unexpected and not for everyone...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Providing richness of detail and metaphor, elegantly blueprinted themes and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone... It is a deeply satisfying film that should be an easy sell to serious moviegoers...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sure to raise heckles in the tabloid press, this is complex, thought-provoking cinema...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A mature piece of filmmaking, bursting with life and vigour...

4.0
0

This gem drew me in and held me tight. Who in this world has not ,at some time, felt guilt, unloved, disrespected , abandoned.? I could sympathise with the selfish motives of the main characters drawn in to an adulterous affair. Even the tortured sex offender had redeeming qualities. Accolades to a superb cast, especially the children and the hordes of...

4.0
0
Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Mr. Field is a filmmaker with an exceptional gift for directing actors -- he's an actor himself -- and an eye for telling detail. (His cinematographer here, as in the previous film, is Antonio Calvache, and again the images are quietly sumptuous.) Yet I was put off by Little Children's satiric tone...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Perrotta's story consistently outguesses the audience, going in unexpected directions that, seconds later, seem inevitable. Filled with moments of painful revelation, real comedy and emotional insight, "Little Children" never lags. One hundred and thirty minutes go by in a shot...

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

High-minded infidelity drama is full of Big Ideas but littered with frustrating plot holes...

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Complex, unexpected and not for everyone...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Providing richness of detail and metaphor, elegantly blueprinted themes and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone... It is a deeply satisfying film that should be an easy sell to serious moviegoers...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sure to raise heckles in the tabloid press, this is complex, thought-provoking cinema...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A mature piece of filmmaking, bursting with life and vigour...

4.0
0

This gem drew me in and held me tight. Who in this world has not ,at some time, felt guilt, unloved, disrespected , abandoned.? I could sympathise with the selfish motives of the main characters drawn in to an adulterous affair. Even the tortured sex offender had redeeming qualities. Accolades to a superb cast, especially the children and the hordes of...

4.0
0