Children of Men - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Children of Men Reviews

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
April 1, 2015
[Alfonso Cuaron] proves again what a versatile and talented director he is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
April 1, 2015
Powerhouse dystopian chase film/thriller/political statement from Alfonso Cuarón.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jamie Russell
Radio Times
April 1, 2015
The stark triumph of Children of Men lies in how its visceral vérité style brings the realities of a War on Terror fought in distant lands crashing back onto British soil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
April 1, 2015
Children of Men presents a chillingly believable version of the future. It will stay with you long after the end credits fade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard von Busack
March 31, 2015
In Children of Men, the astonishing director Alfonso Cuarón has created a menacing future-shock thriller. And his scenes of a sinking England are too plausible for the good of your nerves.
Matt Holmes
What Culture
March 31, 2015
Children of Men will certainly keep your interest and has some fascinating ideas, but in the end is nothing more than just a good genre flick.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
March 31, 2015
Children of Men is a thoughtful shoot-'em-up adventure, and a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sierra Filucci
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Gripping, violent look at the future. Adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
For all its dystopian, violent fury, "Children of Men's" grace distinguishes itself the most - an all-encompassing embrace of humanity, community and perseverance and an optimistic ending that doesn't feel at all like a cheat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
A major message to be taken from Children of Men is that the miracle of child birth cannot be taken for granted. At the end, though, it is felt that without hope, without faith, then what is there to live for?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 6, 2010
A special film by a gifted filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Few recent films have so stunned me in segments, and so frustrated me as a whole
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
May 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
[Includes] the most exciting and emotionally exhausting car chase since The French Connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Children of Men is a glorious mess. It's a Frankenstein monster of a movie. Part sci-fi, part thriller, part action genre, part religious allegory, it flays and lumbers after meaning-- sending off occasional sparks of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Children of Men succeeds as a downbeat dystopian thriller with some intriguing themes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Cuarón delights in marshaling his showpieces, like the finer details of Jim Clay and Geoffrey Kirkland's just-futuristic-enough production design, or, especially, camera operator George Richmond's agile enactment of Emmanuel Lubezki's moody cinematography
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Biodrowski
July 7, 2008
This is an astounding piece of work - easily one of the best films of 2006.
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
I was entranced by this movie. Hypnotized. Spellbound. In a thrall. The final quarter of the film is nothing short of an evolutionary leap forward in filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
A compelling and haunting look at a dystopian England.
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