Children of Men
Children of Men (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Children of Men works on every level: as a violent chase thriller, a fantastical cautionary tale, and a sophisticated human drama about societies struggling to live.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Children of Men founders in its latter moments -- not a lot, but enough. Its failure is less one of plot than of something deeper, a composing idea to undergird the plot.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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.

Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

Cuarón is implementing a verisimilitude that both matches the film's edge-of-your-seat escalations and demonstrates a new understanding of blockbuster realism.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

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.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

What I find particularly irksome about it is its pseudo-humanism and its calculating political correctness.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

A film that has much to recommend it, not least the proof it offers, as if any more were needed, that Alfonso Cuarón is one of the most visually inspired directors working today.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's a wow.

David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Here is your post-holiday depression pill: Children of Men. Not to relieve depression. To cause it.

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Bob Stinson
Nope, I didn't like it. And yes, the elaborate single takes annoyed and distracted me to no end. I thought the film was a murky mess. Pull my… More
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Wildaly M
As soon as I read the synopsis of this movie I knew I had to see it and I was not disappointed. The story is great though you wish we'd get more… More
Christian C
Strong performances by Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. An unsettling dystopian world which is fascinating to behold. A bit far-fetched, however, and the… More
Alex roy
Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men is a stunning picture that boasts great performances from its cast, and tells a riveting and well thought out story. This… More
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Children Of Men presents a vision of the near future in which the human race has been sterile for 18 years and chaos rules the streets. Terrorist factions war… More