"The one and only film directed by Charles Laughton is one of the great works of American cinema, with a remarkable performance by Robert Mitchum as a con man/preacher who becomes a boogeyman for two children in the American South."
"A great children's pirate adventure, exactly as you would dream it when you're young, from the director of 'Sweet Smell of Success', Alexander Mackendrick, with a grand performance from Anthony Quinn."
"Francois Truffaut's first, autobiographical feature, with a young Jean-Pierre Leaud in the first of many pictures as the director's alter ego Antoine Doinel, helped to usher in the French New Wave and took the very idea of childhood in cinema to a new level of expression."
"A uniquely frank picture about a boy negotiating his way through the adult universe, from Carol Reed (who worked so well with children) and Graham Greene, with great performances from Ralph Richardson and Bobby Henrey as the boy."
"A haunting, beautifully crafted, and little-seen film from Jack Clayton, the director of 'The Innocents', about a family of children living on their own in a house in London whose existence is disrupted by the appearance of their long-lost father, Dirk Bogarde."