The Children Act

105 mins
6.6 / 10 (169)


Fiona Maye is an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack to reach a tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds.

MUBI's take

Based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement), and starring the wondrous Emma Thompson as a powerful judge in what has been called one of the best roles of her career, The Children Act paints a gripping tale in which moral questions are addressed amidst personal and professional turmoil.

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