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No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine, filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men "Lifts you to the rafters, transporting you with the greatness of its filmmaking. The action is swift, ferocious and spectacularly choreographed." (The New York Times)
Presenting a bleak, harrowing, and yet ultimately hopeful vision of humankind's not-too-distant future, Children of Men is a riveting cautionary tale of potential things to come. Set in the crisis-ravaged future of 2027, and based on the atypical 1993 novel by British mystery writer P.D. James, the anxiety-inducing, action-packed story is set in a dystopian England where humanity has become infertile (the last baby was born in 2009), immigration is a crime, refugees (or "fugees") are caged like animals, and the world has been torn apart by nuclear fallout, rampant terrorism, and political rebellion. In this seemingly hopeless landscape of hardscrabble survival, a jaded bureaucrat named Theo (Clive Owen) is drawn into a desperate struggle to deliver Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey), the world's only pregnant woman, to a secret group called the Human Project that hopes to discover a cure for global infertility. As they carefully navigate between the battling forces of military police and a pro-immigration insurgency, Theo, Kee, and their secretive allies endure a death-defying ordeal of urban warfare, and director Alfonso Cuaron (with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki) capture the action with you-are-there intensity. There's just enough humor to balance the film's darker content (much of it coming from Michael Caine, as Theo's aging hippie cohort), and although Children of Men glosses over many of the specifics about its sociopolitical worst-case scenario (which includes Julianne Moore in a brief but pivotal role), it's still an immensely satisfying, pulse-pounding vision of a future that represents a frightening extrapolation of early 21st-century history. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
My review is about the bilingual bluray only.
Je tiens à préciser aux canadiens francophone que ce bluray est à fuir comme la peste, il est bon pour la... Read more
I would like to give 3.5 stars because the movie is definitely worth seeing. Cuaron's repurposing of James' novel is intriguing, and the DVD includes an interview with Slovoj Zizek... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nancy Faraday
Awesome movie! Best of Cuaron. Great Acting, Great picture, Love Clive Owen, One of the most underestimate actor of our generation.Published 19 months ago by Charles Thompson Leduc
Screenplay drastically different than the book. At best its a close cousin to the novel by P.D. James.
However, it made for a very interesting movie. Read more
This is an excellent story. Humanity has become sterile, and we haven't achieved clinical immortality. Read morePublished on April 1 2013 by Dan
All the titles i get in blu ray are good blu ray and this one is good.... This title on blu-ray.com has a good overall and it worth your penny... Read morePublished on July 24 2012 by Lewis-the-Quebecois
Children of Men (sci-fi, drama)
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Universal Studios | 2006 | 110 min |... Read more
Excellent film, Made even better by this high quality blu-ray picture. If you can get past the story, characters and atmosphere, watch it for the long unbroken (continous shot)... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2009 by Joel Macdonald
A film that makes you feel like you're there and wish you weren't at the same time, this film does an amazing job of capturing the best an worst that humanity has to offer. Read morePublished on July 24 2009 by Nigel Laut