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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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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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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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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Rolling Stone

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

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

It is fine

By Victoriasthoughts
Had some good ideas floating around, but never developed them and the ending is bad....

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....

Children of Men

By 2Teach
Brother said it was a waste of time; his fiancee fell asleep; my hubby said it was ok, but they began in the middle without explaining why the world was in such a state...the message I got from the...

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...

Children of men

the movie was pretty good. I wish they went into detail more at the end of the film....


By one321
This was an amazing movie to say the least. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time... during action scene and dialouge scenes. It was very well acted and directed. Great story... flawless...

Children of Men

By kameron
Exceptional movie. Brilliant actors. Not a family film (i.e. some graphic violence, blood guts, adult topic). Definately a movie to see....

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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 Gripping, violent look at the future. Adults only.
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