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Feb 27, 2021tootiebooks99 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie with many relevant aspects!
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Apr 09, 2020Nicr rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Harrowing, all-too-recognizable vision of the near future. Extraordinary direction by Alfonso Cuarón. Clive Owen is superb as the reluctant hero.
Apr 09, 2020JCLMattC rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a bleak depiction of the future injected with an undercurrent of hope. I quite enjoyed the performances and the long, steady shots of the action. Very brutal but very decent film.
Dec 29, 2019
i enjoyed the acting turn from Michael Caine. Is the novel by P.D. James the best she's done? WHAT YOU GOT, a song from 1974's WALLS AND BRIDGES, covers the same existential dilemma.
Dec 29, 2019Weyes2Wonder rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Humanity's renewal, our only innocence and source of Hope for the future...is lost. As the voice of youth wanes in memory, so does its influence as a binding commonality that all peoples shared in protecting. But could a lone babe's cry…
Aug 08, 2019Heather_Howell7 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
It is one of the few movies that I have seen that has really stuck in my head and I think back to it years later when I see current environmental or global immigration issues talked about in the news. As an earlier critic mentioned,…
May 21, 2019SAPL454 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie; excellent actors.
Apr 30, 2019GiovanniS rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Timeless gem. If God wanted to judge this world, He could shut up the wombs of every woman on this planet and within 100 years we would be extinct. Without any plagues, war, famine, but just that. In the movie "Children of Men", it…
Jun 16, 2018Reading_Right rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
-5 Stars... The B.$. (narration/'news' V.O.) spouted out in the first 30 seconds of the film, is an exact 180º of reality (i.e. truth). That should give everyone a big giant red flag right there, and the egregious level of this warped…
Jan 25, 2018reginator_22 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Interesting film about a bleak future.
Dec 21, 2017greatflicks rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
This DVD sat on the end table for a couple of weeks and we finally decided to watch it. Just could not get into it and finally turned it off. I don't know if it was the actors, accents or plot. But found we just found it boring.
Mar 28, 2017
I love Clive Owen.. so I wanted to like it...but could not. Story unbelievable and dull...
Mar 21, 2016hammer59 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Among the finest films in the Apocalyptical genre. So moving that I was NOT surprised to learn that the author was a woman. This is an engaging thriller but also has deep appeal to the thinking persons of planet Earth. Full of love and…
Sep 29, 2015JackPurcell rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A refreshingly good movie
Jul 31, 2015booksmile rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Interesting, a bit too much shaky camera work though. I liked that it showed very different conditions for richer and poorer/non-citizens.
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Apr 16, 2015Marinetti rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Decent adaptation of the book of the same name by P.D. James- it is quite different though- and as the book is undeniably a superior work of art, it's worth picking it up for an excellent and thought provoking read.
Feb 24, 2015IV27HUjg rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The premise is good but I don't feel it was delivered well despite a cast of greats. Filming seemed realistic. Disappointed & checked off my curiosity list. I do agree that there are 'possibilities' & many understated messages. Many…
Jan 16, 2015Nursebob rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
In the near future the human race suddenly finds itself suffering from a plague of infertility. With an aging population and zero birth rate society begins to come apart at the seams. Very well done.....excellent editing and sound…
imatelly
Aug 04, 2014imatelly rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
this movie is slow and done in the stile of 28 days latter. but surprisingly good movie.
Apr 26, 2014geomillar rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Depressing, but brilliantly directed with great acting.
Jan 03, 2014
The movie is symbolic and from the comments it seems that the public does not understand symblic messages. The infertile humanity in this case means a decadent human race, which cannot continue anymore living the selfish way it has so far.…
velloxal
Jan 01, 2014velloxal rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Good action movie
Aug 26, 2013nickeldime rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Post-apocalyptic film where the first baby in 18 years is born. Great cinematography and a great role for Clive Owen. I couldn't stop watching! Makes me want to read the book now!
Aug 20, 20132101kol rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
It is a disaster film with a good plot especially the fact it has been 18 years since the birth of a human child.
Aug 16, 2013modestgoddess rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Very good movie - very interesting look at possible dystopian future for humanity. Often you get a good movie from a good book, & P.D. James is an excellent writer. Agree with Monolith, below - definitely grim & grey, not light uplifting…