• Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men

Release Date: December 25th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 27th, 2007

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth's population; He must face down his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope from danger.

Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Danny Huston, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Peter Mullan

Director: Alfonso CuarĂ³n

Genres: Science fiction , Thriller

Production Co: Beacon Communications

Keywords: Survival, Pursuit, London, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 80
    Ray BennettThe 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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

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Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)