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...

Kept Me In Suspense

By army m
I was very impressed, it was definitely worth the wait. The trailer and previews that I saw on tv about the movie didn't do it justice at all. I've already ordered my own from and can't...

great movie

By halfgonealready5
my girlfriend drug me to see this one and it turned out to be a great movie. the acting was great and so was the plot. i loved it...

Nice Futuristic movie....

By freakout
Though a bit slow, I liked the movie... The performances are good and the movie makes you think........

Deeper than I thought!

By brianphillip
Not bad. Definitely a matinee!...

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By suzi13
thought provoking...terrifying...very well written...intelligent. i highly recommend it but plan to be depressed....

great acting, direction and cinematography of almost pre-apocolyptic-lite storyline

By brightsfguy
The acting, direction and cinematography were outstanding. While I'm not a fan of apocolyptic storylines or science fiction generally, the quality of the film gave the movie the feel of a drama even...

Children of What?

By dbasset1
This movie kept my attention at times. It seemed like a rollercoaster where certain parts kept you hooked and other times kept you wondering when it was going to get entertaining. The acting in the...

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By familyway2go
I thought the movie was very well made and brought alot of questions and maybe even some real concerns of "What if". I thought it was very interesting and enjoyed watching it....

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Rated R | For strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
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