Film Reviews: “Children of Men” (2006)

children of men

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Starring Clive Owen, Michael Caine, and Julianne Moore.

The year is 2027 and for 18 years now, all women have been mysteriously infertile. Society is crumbling, world war has broken out, and the human race is slowly dying off.

Theo (Owen) is the ex-boyfriend of an underground human movement leader named Julian. She contacts him because the movement needs help getting a certain refugee across the border and to safety. He knows the right people to make this happen. The catch? The refugee is pregnant!

“Children of Men” is flawlessly shot, directed, and choreographed. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s style really has you in the middle of the madness. Dodging bullets, hiding behind corners, and wandering through death in a fatal future.

I especially enjoyed Michael Caine in this as the upbeat safe house go-to guy Jasper. Great casting choice! Clive Owen isn’t who I typically think of in the action role, but he handled it well with the right amount of pompous reluctance and onward intensity. I’m excited to read the book.

4.0 out of 4.0 stars.


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