• John Kelly

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by John Kelly 27 Sep, 2015

    One of the things that can completely ruin a piece of dystopian fiction is when the creators are clearly enamoured with the world they've created. There’s this sense of wonder, like they can't wait to vomit out all the amazing ideas they've come up with. "I have given this premise lots of thought and now you will sit there as I yell all of my ideas at you", they seem to say. "No, I am not insecure", they continue, "why…


  • Arnel Barrientos

    ★★★★½ Watched by Arnel Barrientos 04 Oct, 2015

    Thought-provoking film wonderfully directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The story is magnificently adapted to the big screen and shows no remorse through the obstacles and tragedies of the dystopian future in which infertility is the major crisis and mankind is on the path of extinction.

    Unintentionally or not, there is one act in the film which truthfully depicts war in countries where innocent civilians live in and endure grotesque acts and effects of war. This depiction will grab viewers' hearts and…


  • Matt

    ★★★★★ Added by Matt

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices."

    Before we are even ready, "Children of Men" throws us into its world of chaos and disorder, without even recognizing that we are here. An explosion occurs, a terrorist bombing, right at the beginning of the film. It's a haunting and gritty scene, but we don't really know anything yet do we? Something blew up, people died, someone walks out holding their dismembered arm. The politics and ways of the…


  • PsychoSavager

    ★★★ Added by PsychoSavager

    An original concept for a sci-fi drama that plays out well. I think the bleakness and grime got to me the first time I watched it, so maybe it's due for a rewatch


  • katie h.

    ★★★½ Watched by katie h. 27 Sep, 2015



  • Jordan Piklor

    ★★★★★ Added by Jordan Piklor

    what an amazing movie. this movie was just perfect. the cinematography in this is just spectacular, its basically shot like Birdman accept certain scenes do have cuts but still shot incredibly well. the long takes also add to intensity in scenes. the acting is also superb, with Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. Alfonso Cuaron just knocked it out of the park.


  • Alessandro Di Credico

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alessandro Di Credico 26 Sep, 2015

    Que analogia!


  • Bruno Mundel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Bruno Mundel 26 Sep, 2015

    That's really fucking good. The story, the ambiance is creative and fantastic, not counting the fucking direction of Cuarón. This movie is fascinating.


  • Marcos Ruppelt

    ★★★★ Watched by Marcos Ruppelt 25 Sep, 2015

    Direction. Great Direction.

    Every frame, sequence, shot. All the cinematography, the use of focus and lighting in this movie. That's what makes Children of Men so real, so honest and so understandable.

    That's what make this movie a remarkable achievement in sci-fi genre.


  • Ben

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ben 25 Sep, 2015

    almost made me cry at work, so that's good.


  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★★★ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 14 Jan, 2007

    A classic masterpiece in every possible way, from story to direction to acting to visuals. Given the hype this has built up, I was afraid I would be disappointed, but it more than lived up to my expectations. A brilliant concept heightened by a fantastic execution. One of the best films I've ever seen.

    One of the better things about the script is that you never hear exactly why the world has fallen apart. It wouldn't make sense for the…


  • Sam M.

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Sam M. 12 Sep, 2015

    Poetry by way of burning landfill, an opera of pained cries in the street, a sci-fi epic by way of people-watching. It's not that "Children of Men" is about the stuff that in our news; It's the stuff that on our sidewalks, don our back alleyways, hell, in our grocery stores and schools and Capitol HIll steps. Science fiction has always been a reflection of our present, and our present is one of brutal, harshly-defined close-mindedness, our hope resting only…