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Children of Men is Cuarón's run for freedom, with a riveting story, fantastic action scenes and acting so universally solid that even the dogs perform masterfully under his direction. Read full review
This is an extraordinary artistic breakthrough from a Mexican director who was already fearlessly good to begin with. Read full review
The performances are crucial, because all of these characters have so completely internalized their world that they make it palpable, and themselves utterly convincing. Read full review
It's a work of art that deserves a space cleared for its angry, nervous beauty. Read full review
Cuarón has a gift only the greatest filmmakers share: He makes you believe. Read full review
A chase movie, a spy movie, a futuristic thriller full of colorfully bizarre characters and deftly choreographed stunt work, Children of Men works on multiple levels - as action and allegory. Read full review
Owen carries the film more in the tradition of a Jimmy Stewart or Henry Fonda than a Clint Eastwood or Harrison Ford. He has to wear flip-flops for part of the time without losing his dignity, and he never reaches for a weapon or guns anyone down. Cuaron and Owen may have created the first believable 21st-century movie hero. Read full review
Cuarón relies on his ample visual style, and he has indeed created a film you cannot tear your eyes away from. Read full review
An exhilarating sci-fi action thriller with a powerful social and political message. Read full review
Bloated adaptation of P.D. James's thoughtful, compact novel. Read full review
evil dystopias are always a kick
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