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Our Children Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    79

    out of 100

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Can a film that holds no surprises be of value? In the case of Our Children, which masterfully plays with stylistic conventions and all-too-common instances of real-life matricide, the answer is decidedly yes.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New Yorker Anthony Lane

    There is no whodunit here — the horror is plain in the opening shots — and the how is presented with great restraint, but the why remains veiled and mysterious long after the film has ended.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Jordan Mintzer

    Reteaming to play a duo similar to the one in A Prophet, Rahim and Arestrup maintain the film’s tense and sinister tone – the former providing a convincing mix of fragility and machismo, and the latter looking and acting more and more like Brando in the latter half of his career.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This is a taut psychological study, based on a true story, of the complexities of personal power relationships that begins with the kind of shattering revelation that would be the conclusion of most films.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Much like the Dardennes, Mr. Joachim holds to the truth that the personal is political, which is why this isn’t simply a movie about a woman and an unspeakable crime, but also an exploration of the power and cruelty that brought her to that very dark place.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    At this finely tooled tragedy’s core towers Emilie Dequenne, no longer the feral young thing seen in 1999's “Rosetta,” but a trapped animal pushed to devastating extremes.

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