Box art for Oranges and Sunshine

Oranges and Sunshine

  • Rated R

independent, special interest


ORANGES AND SUNSHINE tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    71%
  • Audience Score
    71%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Sometimes the facts can get in the way of the drama, and that's the central problem here.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fresh: Loach has made a film uncluttered by an obvious director's stamp, peopled by sympathetic characters and driven by a desire to say something about the world without losing sight of human experience.

- David Jenkins, Time Out, Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fresh: Oranges and Sunshine is thrillingly efficient filmmaking.

- Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Really good movie based on sad, but true, events. A rather painful movie to watch. Any time anyone is brutalized is awful, but when children are involved... well, it causes me to yet again wonder why mankind does what it does. The events that happened here are horrendous, and I applaud those that tried to help these victims. Watching this well done film has prompted me to furthur search this story. .....

- itsjustme2004, Thursday, December 20, 2012

4 stars

Really good movie based on sad, but true, events. A rather painful movie to watch. Any time anyone is brutalized is awful, but when children are involved... well, it causes me to yet again wonder why mankind does what it does. The events that happened here are horrendous, and I applaud those that tried to help these victims. Watching this well done film has prompted me to furthur search this story. .....

- itsjustme2004, Thursday, December 20, 2012

1 star

Nearly dreadful. The connection to the priests had zero impact except there was a social worker talking to some abused child migrant workers. Simply not an impacting movie.

- sandradavis7, Thursday, February 21, 2013