Children of Men - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Children of Men Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 5, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
It does the job, it does it well, and the fact that it's being called a masterpiece for doing so speaks unwell of the current state of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
There are enough ideas here that the film's never boring, and Mr. Cuarón's bravura direction is thrilling from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 13, 2007
Top-notch suspense, intense action and totally believable sci-fi combine to make Children of Men gripping and a big winner.
| Original Score: 80/100
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2007
Goes beyond words in excellence...
David Keyes
July 9, 2007
The very soul of the film scoffs at the expectation of being conventional or formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Humanick
Stranger Song
July 3, 2007
As uncertain and spontaneous as its events are in the moment, Children of Men feels too tightly wound for its own good.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 3, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
May 7, 2007
What makes CHILDREN OF MEN so exciting and such a wonder is Cuarón's strong direction and the expert cinematography of Emmanuel Luzbecki.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 31, 2007
An apocalyptic thrill ride that is as gritty as it is gripping, with a dark terror outgunned only by its daring humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 24, 2007
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.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 11, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 11, 2007
Why this film didn't receive Oscar recognition for Best Picture, tells you more about the Academy's shortcomings than this picture's.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 7, 2007
A thought-provoking glimpse into a desperate future where infertility has spawned violence. This compelling narrative redfines the post-apocalyptic genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 3, 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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jim Ridley
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
February 3, 2007
This is filmmaking of swaggering virtuosity.
David N. Butterworth
February 2, 2007
Director Alfonso Cuaron delivers some truly bravura sequences that raise this loose P.D. James adaptation to the level of exhilarating filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 27, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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