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  1. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    3-3.5. Very competent (great use of close-ups especially) visual articulation of society at the time, really establishing the eye of 'the other' with characters constantly watching and listening to each other in secret (or openly, as is the case with the men who watch the school). But its critique of society isn't necessarily an embrace of homosexuality, and it still has a 'bury your gays' ending.

  2. petit astronaute's rating of the film The Children's Hour

  3. lbunuel's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Wyler, a competent but profoundly academic filmmaker, in his most preachy film. It just doesn't ring true: there is a clear lack of understanding of the characters, and when the script reaches its dramatic peaks the tightness of the structure makes the film almost laughable. It is clear that the calling for tears was reached by convention and not by dramatic necessity.

  4. Ariel Rowan's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    an effectively claustrophobic second half

  5. ceknklsn's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    83/100 (Adeta tiyatrodan çıkmış gibi hissediyorum. Oyunculuklar, tasarım, diyaloglar bu ciddiyeti belli ediyordu. Ben filmi soluksuz, aynı zamanda gerilerek izledim. Küçük Mary karakterinin kötü olmasının fazla abartılması özellikle o şantaj sahnesindeki uçukluk gibi. Filmin en kötü yanıydı diyebilirim. Ayrıca Homofobi eleştirisi çok yetersizdi. Yine de kitap gibi bir filmdi. Bitmesini hiç istemedim...)

  6. Sam Kind's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    With this film and during the timeframe it was made, there is a sense of realism at play. The lack of acceptance the two women go through under the false pretenses sends a wave of hatred that is seen even in today's standards. The movie tackles many issues that most refuse to acknowledge and does it in an artistically pleasing format and I think without Shirley MacClaine's performance this film would've fallen flat.

  7. Joana Teixeira's rating of the film The Children's Hour

  8. Aardsy's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Shirley MacLaine rocks this shit.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Excellentes interprétations, pour un sujet encore osé, à l'époque ! www.cinefiches.com

  10. Nachtreich's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Montaggio a tratti di merda però. ☆ e mezzo.

  11. Louise_Dietrich's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Mary is worse than Damien from The Omen.

  12. emanuela's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Audrey is amazing in every movie I've seen it with her. P.S that mary bitch is a jerk -.-'

  13. érzéki's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Moral of the story: don't have kids

  14. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    Another rebuke to pioneering queer film historian Vito Russo's understandable but short-sighted focus on "positive representation," a melodrama that wobbles but finally devastates. Not as fine as Sirk's masterpieces of that genre or Wyler's great BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, but its refusal to spare its heroine, or us, the murderous cruelty of dominant homophobia lends it at least a rare and affecting MORAL fineness.

  15. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Children's Hour

    I must say that I prefer the first adaptation of Lilian Hellman's play - These Three - shot 25 years before by the same William Wyler. It wasn't about lesbianism then but about a love triangle. This one is alas already forgotten.

  16. Sefer Taslı Sapık's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    http://i.imgur.com/6qRqyJ9.png Akbaba gibi kabristana da tünemiş.

  17. sheila's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    a timeless piece... great dramatic performances and a brave movie for its era. it captures a realistic attitude towards the prejudices against the controversial issue of homosexuality. also an outstanding adaptation of Hellman's play.

  18. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    that's the theatre. i like it.

  19. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    A really good film from William Wyler! Has great performances, especially the two central ones by MacLaine and Hepburn.

  20. Fx Ardhi Djohary's rating of the film The Children's Hour

  21. evolvingdodo (waffles)'s rating of the film The Children's Hour

    how to blame martha? p.s. i want to kill that baby bitch.

  22. Aimee's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    town without pity; Shirley plays a great Martha but the portrayal of her character is problematic. the film is still ahead of its time for showing society's intolerance towards alternative sexualities

  23. Dizzydent's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    That little bitch Mary was terrifying. Children are to be feared.

  24. Polyglot's rating of the film The Children's Hour

    The greatest "coming out" film I've ever seen. It is unforgettable.

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