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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Cuarón has a gift only the greatest filmmakers share: He makes you believe. show more

  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Children of Men is Cuarón's run for freedom, with a riveting story, fantastic action scenes and acting so universally solid that even the dogs perform masterfully under his direction. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An exhilarating sci-fi action thriller with a powerful social and political message. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Bloated adaptation of P.D. James's thoughtful, compact novel. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A chase movie, a spy movie, a futuristic thriller full of colorfully bizarre characters and deftly choreographed stunt work, Children of Men works on multiple levels - as action and allegory. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Cuarón relies on his ample visual style, and he has indeed created a film you cannot tear your eyes away from. show more

  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Owen carries the film more in the tradition of a Jimmy Stewart or Henry Fonda than a Clint Eastwood or Harrison Ford. He has to wear flip-flops for part of the time without losing his dignity, and he never reaches for a weapon or guns anyone down. Cuaron and Owen may have created the first believable 21st-century movie hero. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The performances are crucial, because all of these characters have so completely internalized their world that they make it palpable, and themselves utterly convincing. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This is an extraordinary artistic breakthrough from a Mexican director who was already fearlessly good to begin with. show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Children of Men is a nativity story for the ages, this or any other. show more

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