he only thing that strikes a false note here is...the final sequence (and a sound heard over the closing credits)... Otherwise a perfect film.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Director Alfonso Cuarón's stunning big-screen version of the P.D. James novel Children of Men is one of the best pictures of 2006.
What makes CHILDREN OF MEN so exciting and such a wonder is Cuarón's strong direction and the expert cinematography of Emmanuel Luzbecki.
| Original Score: B+
An apocalyptic thrill ride that is as gritty as it is gripping, with a dark terror outgunned only by its daring humanity.
| Original Score: A
Children of Men feels more relevant than almost every film set in the present day and is better than almost every other film made this year.
Un brillante relato cinematográfico ejecutado con maestría, pero sobre todo una sombría visión del futuro que es en realidad una inquietante metáfora del mundo de hoy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Why this film didn't receive Oscar recognition for Best Picture, tells you more about the Academy's shortcomings than this picture's.
A thought-provoking glimpse into a desperate future where infertility has spawned violence. This compelling narrative redfines the post-apocalyptic genre.
| Original Score: 4/4
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.
| Original Score: 4/6
This is filmmaking of swaggering virtuosity.
Director Alfonso Cuaron delivers some truly bravura sequences that raise this loose P.D. James adaptation to the level of exhilarating filmmaking.
| Original Score: 3/4
I have to confess that at times I was so flabbergasted by the incredible camerawork and long shots, I forgot to listen to the story. I loved it.
There is something satisfying about a movie that forces you to hang onto it %u2013 one where the impact grows greater the more you think about it.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Il s'est rarement fait film dénonçant l'incertitude par rapport à notre avenir sur cette planète ainsi que la barbarie et l'égoïsme de l'être humain plus direct et percutant
| Original Score: 8/10
Immensely thought-provoking and chillingly insightful...a resilient sci-fi fantasy that dares to contemplate the fate of mankind's chaotic impulsiveness.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
I did get caught up in Theo's struggle, and Owen and Caine's great performances kept me hanging in to see the outcome of the film.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The startling offhandedness with which tidings of the apocalypse are delivered is the keynote of this bracing, sometimes shocking new film.
What the narrative demands, and what Cuaron provides, is moral ambiguity and a teasing hopefulness that suggests the possibility of redemption.This is quite an achievement.
If Children of Men sometimes oversteps in its political imagery, perhaps pushing current issues a little too pressingly, it never feels anything less than enthralling.
'I went to see Children of Men today, and I need you to help explain it to me,' partially went the message, from a rather film-literate Eastern seaboarder.