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What Maisie Knew
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What Maisie Knew

2012
Drama
1h 39m
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Avg Percentile 57.1% from 414 total ratings

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Rated 07 Jun 2013
80
80th
Not as much of a downer as I was afraid it was going to be. After "After Earth", it puts my faith back in the supreme state of child acting.
Rated 25 Aug 2013
68
82nd
Help my stepdad's a vampire (and my dad's Alan Partridge)
Rated 21 Sep 2013
73
52nd
Effective view of irresponsible self-obsessed adults through a child's eyes. The performances are all excellent, and I found myself moved by her predicament, and infuriated by the "adult" behaviour.
Rated 30 Mar 2024
75
81st
One of those rare movies where the first 30 minutes are fine but then it improves considerably the longer it goes on. Seeing everything through Maisie’s perspective really makes you so sad and angry at everybody. As a child of parents who should have divorced, it nails the overall atmosphere shitty parents can generate, each new scene with them is another future therapy appointment.
Rated 31 Mar 2013
70
40th
Cute little film.
Rated 12 Jul 2022
77
62nd
If all the countless forgotten children could be so lucky.
Rated 23 Jun 2020
65
62nd
Despite being ludicrously implausible I appreciate the way in which the film adapts the novel; taking the premise (and characters to an extent) but updating the setting and changing the ending (and in so the moral crux). The film plays out as a pseudo-fairy-tale, with bad parents and decent step-parents and a little girl, that on some level you might think you were watching a less whimsical Matilda. It's oddly funny, though dubiously intended; and very watchable thanks to a good cast.
Rated 31 Oct 2017
50
55th
Sweet.
Rated 24 Aug 2016
7
48th
The whole movie was kind of dreamy and beautiful, and it was really interesting to only know what Maisie knew. My only complaint is that the end is pretty unrealistic. Possible, sure, but kind of "Yeah right, sure, that's what would have happened. Not."
Rated 15 May 2016
4
72nd
The story is played out in such an authentic feeling based on a very relevant subject in our present time that you forget it's a film and not a documentary - right up until the "happy" ending. The cuteness of Onata Aprile makes up for any flaw there might be. Note: I don't get the title... *Good
Rated 18 Sep 2015
33
10th
i know, it's bad not to like this movie... but i found all characters to be caricatures of themselves and the scenario repetitive. And the kid's clothes product placement was quite something (a full catalogue; at least 40 different outfits).
Rated 10 May 2015
6
43rd
Poignant and truthful drama with a beautifully moving central performance.
Rated 01 Mar 2015
60
42nd
I like what What Maisie Knew is trying to do, but it fails to be the understated work of genius it wants to be.
Rated 19 Jan 2015
80
49th
A devastating look at what can happen when a child takes second chair to parental politics. The way the direction allows us to understand and learn about events at the same rate Maisie does works really well. Great performances, too.
Rated 05 Nov 2014
4
87th
Deep and delicate and lovely.
Rated 10 Sep 2014
75
81st
and the moral of it is: blond people are better parents.
Rated 16 Jun 2014
55
53rd
The underlying theme here seems to be that money and career ambition are the corrosive factors in parenting. A generally well-done small-scale film that a little too transparently divides the world of adults between the caring and the uncaring.
Rated 11 Mar 2014
75
67th
sicak bir film, aile filmi, bosanma, velayet, anne-baba, dadi, küçük çocuk (Annesi sarkici pop yildizi, babasi is adami olan Maisie'nin anne ve babasi bosanir. Velayet önce babaya verilir. Baba kizin eski dadisiyla birlikte yasamaktadir.SP sonra velayet anneye verilir. Anne bir barmenle evlenmistir. Barmen kizla yakindan ilgilenir. Bu arada baba tarafinda da Dadi kizla ilgilenmektedir.
Rated 27 Jan 2014
81
69th
Moving.
Rated 03 Jan 2014
80
69th
This film was strong because the viewer is skillfully placed within Maisie's realm of understanding and observation, but we constantly see how differently Maisie's perceptions of situations differ from our own. This film is very adeptly and tightly composed, I enjoyed it.
Rated 29 Dec 2013
68
32nd
The little girl did a commendable job, and I liked the film's portrayal of irresponsible parenting. The authentic dialog drew me in on occasion, but for the most part I found this pretty bland.
Rated 25 Nov 2013
86
78th
Wonderful acting, very realistic script...
Rated 23 Nov 2013
80
78th
I was astonished to know that the source material of this adaptation was published more than a century ago. The film feels so contemporary. It may occasionally trade complexity for clear-eyed simplicity but it's so emotionally rich that it doesn't really matter. The adorable Onata Aprile gives a very naturalistic child performance.
Rated 14 Sep 2013
80
48th
not what I expected having read the book, but still not bad
Rated 08 Sep 2013
70
71st
Pretty far out, but still worth your while due to the cuteness of Onata Aprile.
Rated 07 Aug 2013
70
54th
Adorable kid, horrible adults, nice adults, not hugely likely way it plays out really.
Rated 30 Jul 2013
69
63rd
Onata Aprile was a brilliant choice for lead. A cute story though nothing that surprises. I liked the point of view; from her eyes.
Rated 29 Jul 2013
65
47th
Good acting from the kid. Pretty boring movie with a sad ending!

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