Children of Men
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A futuristic society faces extinction when the human race loses the ability to reproduce. England has descended into chaos, until an iron-handed warden is brought in to institute martial law. The warden's ability to keep order is threatened when a woman finds that she is pregnant with what would be the first child born in 27 years.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cuaron fulfills the promise of futuristic fiction; characters do not wear strange costumes or visit the moon, and the cities are not plastic hallucinations, but look just like today, except tired and shabby."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's a wow."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Gripping, violent look at the future. Adults only."
‑ Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
"A special film by a gifted filmmaker."
‑ Neil Miller, Film School Rejects
"[Includes] the most exciting and emotionally exhausting car chase since The French Connection."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"You feel as if you're accompanying a war photographer who's lost a bet. Slogging unflinchingly through humanity's worst hours, the movie laces the narrative's forays into science-fiction grandstanding with a gut-wrenching dynamic."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"A superior sci-fi thriller and the best doomsday drama since 28 Days Later."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"For all its dystopian, violent fury, "Children of Men's" grace distinguishes itself the most - an all-encompassing embrace of humanity, community and perseverance and an optimistic ending that doesn't feel at all like a cheat."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Few recent films have so stunned me in segments, and so frustrated me as a whole"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Children of Men is a glorious mess. It's a Frankenstein monster of a movie. Part sci-fi, part thriller, part action genre, part religious allegory, it flays and lumbers after meaning-- sending off occasional sparks of style."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"What I find particularly irksome about it is its pseudo-humanism and its calculating political correctness."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Despite the bleakness of its vision, Children of Men is also thrilling, both for its groundbreaking style (there are action sequences here unlike any filmed before) and its complex, vividly realized ideas."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A major message to be taken from Children of Men is that the miracle of child birth cannot be taken for granted. At the end, though, it is felt that without hope, without faith, then what is there to live for?"
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"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
"Children of Men succeeds as a downbeat dystopian thriller with some intriguing themes."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
More reviews for Children of Men on Rotten Tomatoes

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