Children of a Lesser God R

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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 10, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1986 - Best Actress: Marlee Matlin

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 8,531
Rating: 2/5 -- Never develops beyond a Hollywood public service picture.
F5 (Wichita, KS)
Jul 8, 2004
...An exceptionally adroit adaptation of a play to the screen. As a film, it flows beautifully under Randa Haines' direction and has considerable humor as well as dramatic intensity...
Los Angeles Times
Oct 3, 1986
Rating: 3/4 -- The performances are strong and wonderful. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 2/5 -- Unfortunately, launched Matlin on us.
FilmsInReview.com
Jul 29, 2004
Children of a Lesser God, though given a handsome openness in Director Haines' production, cannot transcend the banalities of the play. But Matlin does. She is, one might say, a miracle worker. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 16, 2011
Rating: B+ -- Not unlike The Miracle Worker, this teacher-student-breakthrough movie updates the genre with several changes: the teacher (William Hurt) is an unconventional male, the student (Marlee Matlin) is an attractive female, and their relationship involves sex. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 31, 2006
Rating: 2.5/5 -- There's scarcely a single moment in it that seems to be spontaneous.
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

James Leeds (William Hurt), a handsome and dedicated teacher, just started his new assignment at an elite school for the deaf. Immediately, James begins using unconventional teaching methods to reach his students. Sure enough, he manages to inspire the most introverted pupils to participate in class. But there's one person James hasn't been able to reach: the deaf custodian, Sarah Norman (Marlee Matlin). Sarah, also an alumni of the school, has chosen to remain in the safe ecosystem of the hearing impaired. James, aroused by her beauty but put off by her cynical, cold manner, vows to know her more closely and tries to reach the sensitive woman hiding behind the tough exterior.

Based on Mark Medoff's Tony Award-winning play, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD is a refreshing and original film. Matlin is both endearing and sensuous as the bitter Sarah. One feels warm and fuzzy inside as Leeds (Hurt) tries to coax the begrudging Sarah out of her shell. The directorial debut for T.V. veteran (HILL STREET BLUES, FAMILY) Randa Haines, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD is a key film from the 1980s, it landmarks the growth of women directors in the industry and remains an inspiration for a generation of diverse filmmakers to come.

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