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....

Depressing, but amazing.

By kelleyannette
I am DEFINITELY buying it as soon as it is released on DVD. And, trust me, I NEVER do that. I usually don't go for movies that don't leave me at least somewhat optimistic about life. However,...


By lucian
I ASKED FOR  MY MONEY BACK... -"I think we should be careful"-"I agree...That's how stupid this movie is.The most retarded story that you can think of.The most ridiculous...

Children of Men

By stevenzakis
So so movie the plot had to many holes. Also the acting was subpar and the camera movements makes you sick...

Really liked it...

By M0vieBuff
..but I was left hanging at the end. I left that some things could have been better explained. Overall, I think it's a good movie....

Children of Men Review

By Seattlegirl1970
This movie certainly has outdone itself in the cinematography, keeping you on the edge of your seat right from the beginning. There is such a fantastic attention to detail in every scene and you...

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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 OK for kids 17+ Gripping, violent look at the future. Adults only.
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