Children of Men Synopsis
A disillusioned bureaucrat becomes an unlikely champion in the fight for mankind's survival.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Children of Men is Cuarón's run for freedom, with a riveting story, fantastic action scenes and acting so universally solid that even the...
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is an extraordinary artistic breakthrough from a Mexican director who was already fearlessly good to begin with.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The performances are crucial, because all of these characters have so completely internalized their world that they make it palpable, and...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's a work of art that deserves a space cleared for its angry, nervous beauty.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cuarón has a gift only the greatest filmmakers share: He makes you believe.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A chase movie, a spy movie, a futuristic thriller full of colorfully bizarre characters and deftly choreographed stunt work, Children of...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
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...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Cuarón relies on his ample visual style, and he has indeed created a film you cannot tear your eyes away from.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An exhilarating sci-fi action thriller with a powerful social and political message.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Bloated adaptation of P.D. James's thoughtful, compact novel.
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Not out of the realm of possibility

By becksmom
Call me typical, but I wanted a nice neat ending to this movie. I'll echo what other reviewers have said about the movie not explaining the infertility issue or the human project. Paints a depressing...

Very Creepy

By jsttsl
Somewhat along the lines of "A Day After Tomorrow" & "I Am Legend" it-could-really-happen concept, this movie scare the crap out of you deep down inside. Clive Owens give an Oscar winning performance...

Don't Even Think About Going

By Vegasdrew
I think Julianne Moore and Clive Owen are both extrememly talented. Unfortunately, they somehow got mixed up in this very long and boring movie. Many times great acting can make up for a lackluster...

If you don't go, you're missing the years best movie.

By kyle_infante
This movie will end the year off on a high note. Great plot, characters, actors, setting, and movie. It's not a must go, it's a have to go movie....

Watch now, think later

By camtronica
This movie was a great reflection of the political turmoil we are experiencing today and a terrifying peak of our future if we continue not to take care of our planet, government, and emotional state...

very interesting

By Bubahdbrav3
It shows human nature at its finest. I will add it to my collection....

Children Of Men

By andy9975
Good flick, entertaining, makes you think a little bit. Definitely worth seeing. It can be a little confusing and it doesn't answer all the questions you'll have at the end, but it's still a great...

Fantastic

By Ali1258
Such a great movie, a must-see...

Asks more questions than it answers

By a_c
a film that you will leave you thinking about its themes and wondering what the director meant...

Children Of Men

By astrotommy
This movie sucked big time. Don't waste your money or your time....

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Rated R | For strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Gripping, violent look at the future. Adults only.
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