Responsible Child



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October 27, 2021 at 04:42 PM



Shaun Dingwall as Scott
Zita Sattar as Sam Delaney
Stephen Campbell Moore as Dr Johann Keaton
792.8 MB
English 2.0
25 fps
1 hr 26 min
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Reviewed by Prismark10 6 / 10

Responsible Child

This docudrama is certainly inspired by dramas made by Ken Loach for the BBC back in the 1960s.

Whereas Loach even now continues to look at the flawed social welfare system. Director Nick Holt places the spotlight in Britain's justice system and how it deals with child offenders.

In England and Wales, children as young as 10 can be tried for murder and treated as if they were adults in an adult court. It is one of the lowest ages of criminal responsibility and has attracted criticism from the United Nations for breaching the Rights of a child.

Based on true events. 12 year old Ray (Billy Barratt) along with his older brother, Nathan who is 23 years of age are accused of murdering their stepfather in a frenzied knife attack.

The stepfather was a violent brute. The viewer see the events that led to killing as well as the trial.

The film is a troubling polemic. Ray has been let down by social workers as well as his mother. The judge at the trial has lifted reporting restrictions. The judge does not seem sympathetic that one of the accused is a young child. The prosecuting barrister takes little heed of the age of the person he is cross examining. It might not be common or required but I have actually seen warnings given to lawyers in the civil courts when they cross examine children and told to be careful of their conduct.

Ray is sensitively portrayed by 12 year old Billy Barratt. Holt wants to highlight the plight of children accused of serious crimes. I guess some older viewers might be less sympathetic to the issues raised. They would be aware of the Jamie Bulger murder in the early 1990s by two young children.

Reviewed by Sleepin_Dragon 8 / 10

An intense watch.

Surely this must rank as one of the best one of dramas to come from The BBC for white some time, it highlights the experiences of Ray, a twelve year old boy, who's accused of murdering his stepfather.

It's a deeply moving, upsetting, tragic watch, I was astonished to learn that minors over ten are treated as adults in cases of murder, it's revealing, and proves to be a real eye opener.

Not one to watch if you're after something uplifting, it's actually pretty depressing, but it's informative, and clearly designed to make you think.

Billy Barratt is tremendous as Ray, the young actor does a tremendous job here! Michelle Fairley was fantastic here as well.

You will ask all sorts of questions after this, I certainly did, very good viewing, 8/10.

Reviewed by nezbitkn2 7 / 10


A very heartfelt and look at our failing country and justice system. Depends which side of it the fence you sit on I suppose. Only disappointing thing for me was a lack of scenery around the actual murder so that the viewer can see what the jury see's as well as a typical 'based on a true story' update at the end on where all involved are currently and how they are doing. Otherwise a decent portrayal of an horrific moment in their lives.

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