Children of Men

(update of a previous post – original is here)

Title: Children of Men
Year: 2006
Length: 109 minutes
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, based on the novel by P.D. James
Starring: Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Julianne Moore, Clare-Hope Ashitey
Music: John Tavener (and non-original music)
Distinctions: currently #184 on IMDb’s Top 250
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Editing

My reaction
Synopsis: people try to survive in a dystopian near future
How I saw it: on video several times (have on DVD), most recently today
Concept: Good.
Story: Good.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Great.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Great. Best cinematography ever.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Great.
Music: Great.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites). So very intense. An amazing movie in almost every respect.  And it gets better every time I see it.
Objective Rating: 3.6/4 (Great).


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