Children of Men
In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible.
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Gripping, violent look at the future. Adults only.
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Fresh: Cuarn does lowdown takes on high concept better than anyone; no matter what genre he touches, he brings grit and loose-limbed humor along with the hand-held camera jangles.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, January 5, 2007
Fresh: Cuaron asks us to find hope in a grim nativity story where a reluctant hero and scared would-be mother try to find shelter in a land that desperately needs a newborn savior.
- Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: What I find particularly irksome about it is its pseudo-humanism and its calculating political correctness.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, January 17, 2007
A riveting, brilliant and absolutely breathtaking thriller. Stunning, teriffic and original. An outstanding, witty, astonishing and mind-blowing vision of the future that shows the devestation and political drama. A spectacular and exhilerating sci-fi action-thriller. Fuelled with intelligent and exciting action sequences, which are done in a very artistic way rather than being stylized. A flat-out great experiance that will blow you away and keep you on the edge of your seat. It's deeply moving, frequently thrilling and truly unforgettable. A grim and chilling scenario that knocks you out. One cool and endlessly entertaining movie. An extroadinary piece of cinimatic art. A masterpiece. A stroke of genious by Director, Alfonso Cuarn. A real classic. A fantastic call-star cast. Clive Owen has never been better. Michael Caine is wonderful. Julianne Moore is teriffic. Chiwetel Ejiofor is marvelous.
- allan913, Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This dystopian yet uncomfortably realistic future scenario is disturbing and dark, touching and thrilling, yet sometimes bitterly funny. The cast is excellent, so is the camera work and direction. One of the few action sequences towards the end, shot without a visible cut for minutes, reminds of the almost unbearable inevitability of the first minutes of "Saving Private Ryan" and has you clenching your hands into the seats. Same goes for several terrifying scenes throughout the movie where you'd rather be anywhere else but in this film and yet can't turn your eyes away. Intelligent, thought-provoking and enthralling movie-making, far away from Hollywood stereotypes.
- ironclad1609, Monday, August 2, 2010