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Children of MenSet in a chaotic world in 2027, the movie depicts the human race when it loses the ability to reproduce because women have become somehow infertile. Civil servant Theo Faron must help a refugee escape the chaos when she is pregnant with what would be the first child born in 27 years.
Actors of "Children of Men"
Characters of "Children of Men"
Directors of "Children of Men"Alfonso CuarónBirthdate: 28 November 1961, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Creators of "Children of Men"Alfonso CuarónBirthdate: 28 November 1961, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoTimothy J. Sexton
Critic Reviews of "Children of Men"The AtlanticApril 01, 2015
Children of Men founders in its latter moments -- not a lot, but enough. Its failure is less one of plot than of something deeper, a composing idea to undergird the plot.I.E. WeeklyMay 15, 2009
Cuaron asks us to find hope in a grim nativity story where a reluctant hero and scared would-be mother try to find shelter in a land that desperately needs a newborn savior.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 05, 2007
Cuaron fulfills the promise of futuristic fiction; characters do not wear strange costumes or visit the moon, and the cities are not plastic hallucinations, but look just like today, except tired and shabby.Time OutFebruary 03, 2007
You feel as if you're accompanying a war photographer who's lost a bet. Slogging unflinchingly through humanity's worst hours, the movie laces the narrative's forays into science-fiction grandstanding with a gut-wrenching dynamic.New York ObserverJanuary 17, 2007
What I find particularly irksome about it is its pseudo-humanism and its calculating political correctness.New York Magazine/VultureJanuary 06, 2007
It's a wow.Stop SmilingApril 01, 2015
Cuarón is implementing a verisimilitude that both matches the film's edge-of-your-seat escalations and demonstrates a new understanding of blockbuster realism.New StatesmanApril 01, 2015
A film that has much to recommend it, not least the proof it offers, as if any more were needed, that Alfonso Cuarón is one of the most visually inspired directors working today.San Diego Union-TribuneApril 01, 2015
Here is your post-holiday depression pill: Children of Men. Not to relieve depression. To cause it.Florida Times-UnionApril 01, 2015
Children of Men is so boldly told, so thought out, so infused with the joy of filmmaking, that it's absolutely exhilarating. It's one of the best movies of the past year.Independent (UK)April 01, 2015
Alfonso Cuaron stages some terrific set-pieces, and the production designers deserve credit for making London in 2027 look like the grunge capital of the world, ie, like now, only more so. One small problem: I didn't believe any of it.Financial TimesApril 01, 2015
P.D. James's novel must have made more sense than Cuarón's cheerful but incoherent screen adaptation.
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