Children of Men
- 1 hr 49 min
The Children of Men is a 2006 film based loosely upon P.D. James' novel of the same title. Released September 22nd in the UK it grossed over 1 million pounds opening weekend. It released on Christmas day in America and went on to gross over 68 million worldwide. This film has received a great deal of critical acclaim leading to multiple nominations including 3 Academy awards, 3 BAFTA awards - two of which it won (Best Cinematography and Best Production Design), and over 34 other nominations. Out of those it won and/or placed in half giving it 20 awards. The year is 2027 and humanity is infertile. Most of the world has collapsed, however Britain remains an oasis of stability. This has led to an influx of refugees resulting in a police state whose draconian immigration laws lead incidents of horror. In this situation a pregnant woman is entrusted to the care of Theo Faron played by Clive Owen. This woman, a West African refugee played by Clari-Hope Ashitey, must be delivered to a ship entitled "Tommorrow" to save humanity. Unfortunately both the Government and the Rebels are working against them. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tambien Tu Mama, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azaban) this film includes the talents of Clive Owen (who holds a writing credit for the film), Michael Caine as Jasper, and Julianne Moore as Julian (Faron's estranged wife). Filmed in a style similar to a documentary this 109 minute film is rated a strong R for explicit violence, frequent language, some drug usage, and instances of nudity. It should be noted that there is a birth scene and while shadowing is provided the baby can be seen to emerge from the labia. This movie is rated 84/100 on metascore, and with a firm 83 on metacritic.com which holds it as the 11th best ranking movie of the 2000s. Rotten tomatoes has it marked as 93% or fresh.