78 of 88 people found the following review helpful
Superb, best film of this year and definitely in my top ten,
This review is from: Children of Men [DVD]  (DVD)
This film has not been given the recognition it deserves, the scenes and characters contain a gritty realism that keeps you immersed in the story. It is set in the near future and is a mild sci-fi, but if you don't like the genre do not be put off, as the believability in the storyline and characters are really well done and the technology are not alien to today's. At moments in the film you can't second guess how things will play out. I wish more films were shot in the same way this one was, it captures the same feeling of reality as saving private ryan did and it has some brilliant action scenes. If you're British, then you will enjoy this even more as it's made in the UK and therefore, has no cliché and typical script.
As I heard someone say, Clive Owen is the best action hero who never picks up a gun. I am usually a patient cheapskate and wait to buy a film I like as it goes down in price, but this one I'll be buying on day of release. Do not miss out, buy it.
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Initial post: 13 Feb 2014 21:16:25 GMT
J. Wang says:
Note that on the critic review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, the film receives a rating of 92% fresh and 94% among top critics. I go to RT before believing any of these Amazon reviews, some of which are quite unfair and off-base. The top two most helpful reviews however are quite on point.
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