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Children of Men

September 14, 2009


Children of Men: a pretty righteous sci-fi action thriller that succeeds on many levels. The fundamental concept behind the movie – the destructive nature of organizations and individuals willing to sacrifice others to achieve their own ends, even as they claim to champion basic human causes –
is vividly articulated, but never with an overly heavy hand. The idea of personal sanctuary in a dehumanizing landscape (best evoked by Jasper’s hideout) is also expressed in ways touching and intimate. Pacing: masterful. Choreography of some of the most brutal and shocking scenes: tremendous. One decanter of wine plus this movie equals an evening well-spent.

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