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Child 44

R| 2 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
In 1950s Soviet Russia, secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) loses everything when he refuses to denounce his wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace) as a traitor. Finding themselves exiled to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with Gen. Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to capture a serial killer who preys on young boys. They soon find that their investigation threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), Leo's psychopathic rival.

Cast: Tom Hardy , Gary Oldman , Noomi Rapace , Joel Kinnaman , Paddy Considine , Fares Fares , Jason Clarke , Vincent Cassel

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Child 44 (2015)

Release Date: April 17th, 2015|2 hr. 17 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Unrelentingly grim, plodding, and close-to-incoherent adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's best-selling mystery. show more

  • This $50 million Ridley Scott production does benefit from strong performances and a few worthy scenes that director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) pulls off with an effective amount of grit. Yet the movie doesn’t really captivate the way it should, and as the manhunt stretches on it actually diminishes in suspense, ultimately overstaying its two-plus-hour running time. show more

  • Ultimately, the impression remains that Child 44 either needed to be much longer to let all the different elements breathe or much more tightly focused to let the murder manhunt dominate. show more

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Tom Hardy Facts: 15 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Actor

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Ever since breaking out in "Bronson" (2008), Tom Hardy has been on a tear. The London-born actor got his start in supporting roles, appearing in two of the most memorable productions of the early...

Check Out This Stunning, Soviet-Style 'Child 44' Poster (EXCLUSIVE)

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Drew Taylor on February 9, 2015

When we first saw the trailer for "Child 44," we commented on Tom Hardy's amazing Russian accent and the fact that a Soviet-era thriller, especially in today's turbulent political climate, could be re...

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