REVIEW: Children of Men (2006)
In the year 2027 an unexplained global fertility crisis has led to no human being born in more than 18 years. As the world's governments topple and collapse into anarchy, Great Britain struggles on via a totalitarian government and the mass deportation of immigrants and refugees.
Children of Men (2006)
Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 science fiction film Children of Men is a bona fide masterpiece, boasting excellent performances, an intelligent screenplay (based on a P.D. James novel), and enormously effective world-building. 11 years after its initial release it worryingly feels more relevant than ever.
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