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The Children Act

The Children Act
Directed by
Richard Eyre
Stanley Tucci
Fionn Whitehead
Rosie Cavaliero
Jason Watkins
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Anthony Calf
Honey Holmes
Rupert Vansittart
Nicholas Jones
Andrew Havill
Eileen Walsh
Toni Beard
Hiten Patel
Raphael Desprez
Dominic Carter
Daniel Eghan
Paul Jesson
Rosie Boore
Michele Austin
Karl Farrer
Flor Ferraco
Deborah Rock
Daniel Tuite
Manuela Maletta
Annarie Boor
Howard Ward
Ian Kelly
Anjana Vasan
Micah Balfour
Janine Catterall
Syreeta Kumar
Des McAleer
Ty Hurley
Wendy Nottingham
Stacha Hicks
Paul Bigley
Chris Wilson
Dywayne Thomas
Alex Blake
Robin Hooper
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Julian Forsyth
Simon Thorp
Naomi Frederick
Alex Felton
Steve Broad
David Webber
A.k. Steppa
Patrick Brennan
Daniel Fritz
Reena Lalbihari
Matt Jones
Sharon Bower
Luana Di Pasquale
Debbie Cameron
Radhika Aggarwal
Amelie Green
Claire Ashton
Scott Davidson
Henrietta Clemett
Melanie McLean
Mara Ashton
Melody Green
Avital Abergel
Zsoly Vatany
Charlie Richards
Paul Kemble
Peter Forbes
Michael Thomas
David Webber
Ildiko Zonda
Cathy Howse
Sarah Francium
Chris Garner
Mark Taylor
Clare Cashion
Peter Coe
Robert Dalgleish
Errol Francis
James Harry Knight

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News from around the web
The Children Act review – flaws in Ian McEwan's novel are cruelly exposed  The Guardian

Emma Thompson does her best as a high court judge called upon to make a life-or-death decision, but she can't do anything about the preposterous plot.

Sat, 25th August 2018

‘The Children Act’ Review: All Rise for Emma Thompson  Rolling Stone

Ian McEwan writes great novels that most often turn into problematic movies, some wonderful (Atonement), others WTF happened (On Chesil Beach).

Wed, 12th September 2018

Emma Thompson’s Meticulous Intensity in “The Children Act”  The New Yorker

Anthony Lane on Richard Eyre's Ian McEwan adaptation, starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci, and Robert Greene's restaging of a historic Arizona ...

Fri, 7th September 2018

The Children Act review: feels more like a cooped-up TV drama than a feature aimed at the big screen  The Independent

Richard Eyre, 105 mins, starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh Emma Thompson plays a high court judge lost ...

Wed, 22nd August 2018

The Children Act review: Emma Thompson is tremendous in Ian McEwan's implausible legal drama  The Telegraph

Dir: Richard Eyre. Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins. 12A cert, 105 mins. You could hardly cook up a ...

Thu, 23rd August 2018

Film review: The Children Act | Times2  The Times

The film canon of Ian McEwan is a troublesome thing. The dazzling curlicues of his descriptive prose and the singularity of his subject matter (thin social ...

Fri, 24th August 2018

28th August 2018

There were no big films released this week in the UK which makes Christopher Robin spend a second weekend at the top and yet again it has Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hard on its heels.


The final figures weren't quite as close as last week with Christopher Robin taking in £2.1 million which brings the films total gross after 10 days to £7.1 million.

Staying at number 2 for the fifth weekend is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again which takes £1.7 million over the weekend, this brings the films total gross to an amazing £58.7 million.

The Meg stays at number 3 this week with £1.5 million for a £11.7 million total.

Finishing off the top 5 is Incredibles 2 and The Equalizer 2 with £1.26 million and £1.25 million which brings each films totals to £51.2 million and £4.5 million respectively.

Coming outside the top 5 the highest new film of the week is the Spike Lee directed BlackKKlansman which takes £1.24 million for the weekend meaning that there only £200,000 between number 4 and number 6.

Also new this week is The Spy Who Dumped Me at 7 with £1.05 million making the top 7 films all bring in over a million pound each and The Children Act at number 11 with £0.5 million.

Slender Man and Alpha are also new at number 14 and 14.

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The Children Act

UK BBFC Certificate: 12A


Popular in: United Kingdom and Uzbekistan

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Highest chart position: 11

Weeks on box office: 3

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