Children of Men

Children of Men

DVD - 2007
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London, 2027. Because of an infertility defect, the youngest living person has died at the age of 18. As humankind faces extinction, one man becomes its unlikely hero.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, Universal,, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC CHI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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SAPL454
May 21, 2019

Excellent movie; excellent actors.

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GiovanniS
Apr 30, 2019

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 appears He did just that and it's now 20 years in after this judgment. The music and atmosphere was so dense it was like a character in itself.

Watched this when it was in cinemas back in 2006, and it was a time that you really had nice creative movies come out before the proliferation of franchise movies. I've re-watched this again and noticed there is a dry-humour in the script that, when you get it, it really cracks you up. The funniest line was if the first baby born ends up from a Black woman, if they would replace it with a White woman, and I thought it was insanely funny this movie actually went there.

The social commentary in this movie is time-less and you could even see the attitude that the U.S. administration has towards Mexican/Central Americal illegal migrants, and then watch a movie of how they are bombing migrant ghettos by the ending and see that this movie has not aged at all, even 13 years after its release date.

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Reading_Right
Jun 16, 2018

-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 fantasy to actual facts, makes even CNN look like bastions of truth. LOL! That's the platform this entire story is built on.
Unbridled, unabashed, blatant left wing/world govt/communist (which ever label you prefer) propaganda.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Interesting film about a bleak future.

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greatflicks
Dec 21, 2017

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.

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readyrisa
Mar 28, 2017

I love Clive Owen.. so I wanted to like it...but could not. Story unbelievable and dull...

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hammer59
Mar 21, 2016

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 soul.

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JackPurcell
Sep 29, 2015

A refreshingly good movie

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booksmile
Jul 31, 2015

Interesting, a bit too much shaky camera work though. I liked that it showed very different conditions for richer and poorer/non-citizens.

Marinetti Apr 16, 2015

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.

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Cheryl
Feb 23, 2009

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Cheryl
Feb 23, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Cheryl
Feb 23, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Miriam: As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices.

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Monolith
Sep 15, 2012

Jasper: "Pull my finger."

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

Theodore Faron: Julian? I haven't seen you in twenty years. You look good. The picture the police have of you doesn't do you justice.
Julian Taylor: What do the police know about justice?

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

Theodore Faron: Who's the father?
Kee: Whiffet! I'm a virgin. Nah! Be great, though, wouldn't it? F**k knows. I don't know half the wankers' names.

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

Miriam: As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices.

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

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