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Children of Men Reviews

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Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling
April 1, 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.
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
April 1, 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.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
April 1, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 1, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 1, 2015
You really are immersed into this believable world of the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lee Marshall
Screen International
April 1, 2015
If its backdrop and story never quite coalesce into a satisfying whole, then the film is saved by its sheer imaginative verve and by the terrific chase and battle sequences.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 1, 2015
For all Cuarón's expertise in whipping up his film's elements into a pungent and frightening stew, the movie's technical brilliance can be blinding. The story and characters remain all but skeletal.

Total Film
April 1, 2015
And yet... And yet... For all its fine parts, Children Of Men is somehow less than the sum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
April 1, 2015
If you thought the battle scenes in... Saving Private Ryan were tough going, the final 20 minutes of Children of Men will not only shake you, they'll have you revising your expectations about just how realistic cinematic portrayals of combat can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jess Lomas
Quickflix
April 1, 2015
Ultimately grimy, both in subject matter and visually, thanks to set designers Jim Clay and Geoffrey Kirkland), the picture is frightening and powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
April 1, 2015
Cuaron doesn't treat his future world like fictitious science fiction. He seems to be saying that our current paths will lead to an apocalypse not unlike this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 1, 2015
Fortunately, the film rarely slows down long enough to proselytize, especially in the hellish refugee-camp climax, a horrid polyglot of ceaseless conflict that could be any war zone on the planet.
Rich Phippen
Sky Movies
April 1, 2015
It's a disturbing tale that is exceptionally uncomfortable to watch because it's almost believable in spite of how ludicrous it first appears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rick Fulton
Daily Record (UK)
April 1, 2015
Owen delivers one of his best performances as a lifeless man, whose activist spirit is unexpectedly reignited by his contact with Kee.
April 1, 2015
Classic dystopian British science fiction that draws powerful and moving parallels to the state of the world.
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
MetroActive
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.

Film Ireland Magazine
January 12, 2007
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