L'Enfant Synopsis
A couple with a newborn must deal with new responsibilities.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Powerfully uplifting precisely because it's so horrifying.
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100

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Throughout this raw, often brilliant drama, the Dardennes refuse to judge these deeply flawed characters. They instead maintain a moral...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Astonishingly vivid. The illusion of reality is so nearly complete in this magnificent French-language film by the Belgian filmmakers...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a film where God does not intervene and the directors do not mistake themselves for God. It makes the solutions at the ends of...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Renier and Francois give deeply affecting performances that help soften the film's harsh blows. But only in the compassionate eye of the...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The arrival of closing credits feels like a trap door. The film is over, and, suddenly, we have to leave these people. The directors make...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
L'Enfant begins with the birth of a child, but its real concern is the moral rebirth of a man.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
For all the squalor and extremely upsetting subject matter, you can't take your eyes off the screen.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It makes sense that L'Enfant has been hailed as a masterpiece, since a masterpiece is what it's trying, in every unvarnished frame, to...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The film clearly wishes to explore the topic of children having children, but it only inspires a great desire to smack them both.
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Rated R | For brief language