Children of the Revolution (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Children of the Revolution1997

Children of the Revolution (1997)



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This Australian film goes back and forth between the 1950's and 1990's. Politician Joe Welch is having some serious difficulties, for which he blames his mother. We learn why in a series of flashbacks that show that Joe's mother Joan had a brief fling with Joseph Stalin.

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Judy Davis
as Joan Fraser
Sam Neill
as David Hoyle (nine)
F. Murray Abraham
as Joseph Stalin
Geoffrey Rush
as Zachary Welch
Ben McIvor
as Young Joe
Marshall Napier
as Brendan Shaw
Ken Radley
as Bernard Shaw
Rowan Woods
as Colin Slansky
Harold Hopkins
as Police Commissioner
Heather Mitchell
as Mrs. Savage
Dennis Watkins
as Khrushchev
Ron Haddrick
as Allan Miles
Roy Billing
as Police Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Children of the Revolution

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

A fascinating film.

August 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

O'Sullivan expertly stitches together these two testimonies, linked yet separated by their differing experiences of the Palestinian cause.

August 25, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It is enormously ambitious -- maybe too much so, since it ranges so widely between styles and strategies that it distracts from its own flow.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Uneven but also unflaggingly lively.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4
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Oddball comic look at the disaster of Communism

August 13, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

A uniformly excellent cast, a good ear for background music and a strong visual style carry the film

August 7, 2002 | Rating: B

Audience Reviews for Children of the Revolution

Fantastic! A great dark comedy about communism and it's side effects to a family in Australia. Hilarious! Wonderful performances by Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh as mother and son.

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