Children of Men

Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38

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Critic Reviews

  1. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    50
    Bloated adaptation of P.D. James's thoughtful, compact novel.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 1029 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 343
  1. DarcieK
    Dec 26, 2009
    10
    This movie is brilliant and the cinematography is astounding!
  2. Aug 14, 2010
    9
    Although it leaves you wondering what happened, this is a movie that sticks in your brain. Like a good meal, you will think about itAlthough it leaves you wondering what happened, this is a movie that sticks in your brain. Like a good meal, you will think about it afterward. Disturbing and entertaining. Full Review »
  3. Aug 23, 2010
    10
    Alright, I thought the film pushed too hard on immigration politics as a couple of critics noted but aside from that I don't have a problemAlright, I thought the film pushed too hard on immigration politics as a couple of critics noted but aside from that I don't have a problem with it, at all. The charachters are superb and in the beginning and middle we're given a chance to know about them, but then at the end the film literally explodes and throws you in the middle of a war with the most intense action scenes since saving private ryan. It does this very smoothly aswell to the point where you don't mind that it's really become a different film. I don't really use this word a lot because I think it's shamefully overused in the metacritic user reviews and critics themselves overuse it, but this film is quite simply a Masterpiece. Full Review »