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The Children Act

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The story follows Fiona Maye, a High Court Judge who specializes in Family Law, while struggling with her own personal issues, such as the regret of a childless life and her husband having an affair. Over the course of the novel, Maye has to contend with the case of a 17 year-old boy who has leukemia and does not want to be forced to have a life-saving procedure as it goes against his religion.

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Based on 13 The Children Act reviews, The Children Act gets an average review score of 64.
3.5/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
As mature as movies get, the elegantly costumed and designed “The Children Act” is a welcome getaway from the now-fading summer’s loud fare, into something quiet and tasteful th...
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B/A+
ew.comCinema
Emma Thompson reigns supreme in elegant, chilly drama The Children Act
80d ago
80/100
variety.comCinema
A typically marvelous performance from Emma Thompson elevates what might have otherwise played as melodrama in this sophisticated Ian McEwan adaptation.
80d ago
75/100
www.washingtonpost.comCinema
Accompanied, appropriately enough, by Bach piano pieces, The Children Act is an unmitigated pleasure to watch and listen to, primarily as a showcase for Thompson’s incomparable ...
80d ago
70/100
www.newyorker.comCinema
In this Ian McEwan adaptation, a performance of supreme intelligence takes us to realms where intelligence is of no avail.
80d ago
70/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
Oscar winner Emma Thompson shares the screen with talented newcomer Fionn Whitehead in this legal and moral drama adapted from an Ian McEwan novel.
80d ago
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