(update of a previous post – original is here)
Title: Children of Men
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
Synopsis: people try to survive in a dystopian near future
How I saw it: on video several times (have on DVD), most recently today
Cinematography: Great. Best cinematography ever.
Special effects/design: 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).