Children Of Men

Children Of Men

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Children Of Men

Clive Owen is the reluctant protagonist in a grim near-future where no children have been born for many years. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

Set in a dystopian London, year 2027, the world is on the brink of collapse because no children have been born for 18 years (an occurance science can't explain). Following the miraculous discovery of a pregnant woman, London office worker Theo (Owen) is coaxed into protecting her by a politically radical ex-girlfriend. They attempt to escort the woman to a sanctuary at sea where her child's birth may help scientists save mankind. Soon though, Theo finds his life in danger from both government and revolutionaries.

Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution, Venice Film Festival 2006.
2006Rating: MA15+, for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity109 minsUK, USA
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Excellent Movie

This is one of my fave movies! Anyone who likes a bit of drama, tad of sci-fi, little bit thriller definitely recommend this one!!!

5.0
0

Breathless... hang on to your seats

A chase movie... maybe an intelligent chase move, but a chase movie. A bloody ripper it was too. Just hand on to your seats, take a deep breath and go.

5.0
0

Bleak, depressing, but otherwise engaging movie

Yeah, sort-of enjoyed it. The director didn't really manage to drag me emotionally along for the ride, I felt that I was more a spectator wondering just what else could possibly go wrong for Clive Owen next. Julianna Moore just doesn't do anything for me as an actress, and this role certainly didn't change my mind. I just couldn't really 'get into' the...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An often grippingly realized portrait of a not-so-futuristic Blighty in which fascism and infertility have become uneasy bed partners, Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men" is a fine but flawed exercise in dystopia. Much more effective when it's a down-and-dirty actioner than when trying to grapple with the multitude of personal and political issues raised, pic suffers from Clive Owen's cold lead playing but gains some heart and soul from a kudosworthy, wonderfully eccentric performance by Michael Caine...

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Owen's compelling performance combined with Cuaron's inspired sense of doom makes Children of Men thought-provoking at a time when science fact is doing the job that science fiction once did at the movies...

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A visually stunning Swiftian satire, Children Of Men may appear clumsy, but its message is simple, heartfelt and ultimately rather moving...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A scene where guns are silenced by the sound of a crying baby cuts straight to the heart of the matter and lingers afterwards. Like the film on the whole, the surrounding noise can be distracting, but there are deeper truths that strike a chord...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An often grippingly realized portrait of a not-so-futuristic Blighty in which fascism and infertility have become uneasy bed partners, Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men" is a fine but flawed exercise in dystopia. Much more effective when it's a down-and-dirty actioner than when trying to grapple with the multitude of personal and political issues raised, pic suffers from Clive Owen's cold lead playing but gains some heart and soul from a kudosworthy, wonderfully eccentric performance by Michael Caine...

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Owen's compelling performance combined with Cuaron's inspired sense of doom makes Children of Men thought-provoking at a time when science fact is doing the job that science fiction once did at the movies...

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A visually stunning Swiftian satire, Children Of Men may appear clumsy, but its message is simple, heartfelt and ultimately rather moving...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A scene where guns are silenced by the sound of a crying baby cuts straight to the heart of the matter and lingers afterwards. Like the film on the whole, the surrounding noise can be distracting, but there are deeper truths that strike a chord...

3.0
0

Excellent Movie

This is one of my fave movies! Anyone who likes a bit of drama, tad of sci-fi, little bit thriller definitely recommend this one!!!

5.0
0

Breathless... hang on to your seats

A chase movie... maybe an intelligent chase move, but a chase movie. A bloody ripper it was too. Just hand on to your seats, take a deep breath and go.

5.0
0

Bleak, depressing, but otherwise engaging movie

Yeah, sort-of enjoyed it. The director didn't really manage to drag me emotionally along for the ride, I felt that I was more a spectator wondering just what else could possibly go wrong for Clive Owen next. Julianna Moore just doesn't do anything for me as an actress, and this role certainly didn't change my mind. I just couldn't really 'get into' the...

3.0
0