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      The Unloved

      2009 1 hr. 46 min. Drama List
      95% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Lucy is 11-years-old and lives with her father. One day, not for the first time, he beats her. The next time she returns to school, Lucy asks to see her social worker Jackie. Lucy is known to social services and has been in foster care before, but none of her foster parents have any placements available. Jackie takes her to a children's home, Crop Row, where she is left with nothing except the school uniform she is wearing. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Very slow with not much of a climax. Somewhat confusing. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Steinways M The child is more of a silent witness in this oftentimes slow drama about a foster child....not much action or suspense to hold the viewer's attention... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/17/19 Full Review Audience Member Windsor's taciturn and stoic central performance is both haunting and affecting, framed by Morton's deliberate, even stately direction. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A very average movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved it!! watched it so many times. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I am too sensitive for a film like this. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Philip De Semlyen Empire Magazine Poignant, perceptive and unrelenting, this may be bleak, like all great drama, it is ultimately uplifting as well. Rated: 4/5 Feb 19, 2010 Full Review Trevor Johnston Time Out Windsor's taciturn and stoic central performance is both haunting and affecting, framed by Morton's deliberate, even stately direction. Rated: 4/5 Feb 19, 2010 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) The camera is held at kiddie height, the close-ups are all Lucy's, and the adult world is viewed with deep suspicion as a cold and unforgiving place. It's a tough watch, and justifiably uncompromising. Rated: 4/5 Feb 19, 2010 Full Review Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site Morton dramatizes the relationship between her central characters with an honest and complex emotionalism. Mar 4, 2021 Full Review Sarah Manvel Critic's Notebook Everything Ms. Morton has done in her career has brought her to making this film. Even if she never directs again, The Unloved will stand as an intelligent achievement. Aug 9, 2018 Full Review Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com As an overall representation of horrors, neglect, and personal solace, it's frustratingly static, often preferring the cool waters of esoteric cinema to something more charged and insightful. Rated: B- May 30, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Lucy is 11-years-old and lives with her father. One day, not for the first time, he beats her. The next time she returns to school, Lucy asks to see her social worker Jackie. Lucy is known to social services and has been in foster care before, but none of her foster parents have any placements available. Jackie takes her to a children's home, Crop Row, where she is left with nothing except the school uniform she is wearing.
      Director
      Samantha Morton
      Executive Producer
      Liza Marshall
      Screenwriter
      Tony Grisoni, Samantha Morton
      Production Co
      EM Media, Revolution Films, Film4
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 8, 2017
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