Children Of Invention
Children Of Invention (2010)

One of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," writer-director Tze Chun makes his feature film debut with one of the most-awarded and best-reviewed films of the year. CHILDREN OF INVENTION is by turns humorous… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 12, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

An independent film that's all about forced independence.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Restraint proves a virtue of -- and a shrewd if necessary choice for -- Children of Invention, a modestly scaled, quietly effective independent movie about a struggling single mother and her two children.

Mike Scott

It's a promising start for director Tze Chun, but despite the film's charms, the story doesn't get interesting enough early enough.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Shows enormous love and respect for those clutching at the short end of the American Dream.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Performances are realistic and unpretentious, and the backbone of this observant movie by a director-writer with a promising future.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Preserving a sense of hope for today's children, there is too much in this film that is too hard to believe.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Chen and Chiu's genuine, rarely cloying performances along with Cheung's urgent sincerity add immeasurably to this timely film's many modest pleasures.

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Frank Lovece
Hollywood Reporter

Heartfelt but dramatically tepid tale of two kids who must fend for themselves after their single mom goes missing.

Norm Schrager

keeps the danger and sadness at bay, instead giving us two fairly developed kid characters

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I am a sucker for movies revolving around children. This one is no exception. I enjoyed this movie,… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I liked this a lot - the kids were adorable and very believable and you could really feel the mother's struggle. Definitely worth watching.