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A dystopian future in which a wave of infertility has settled upon the human race is the backdrop for this suspense thriller. Set in the year 2027 in London, a burned-out bureaucrat, Theo Faron (Owen) suddenly has his former lover Julian (Moore) reenter his life, and she reveal to him that she has found a pregnant woman who needs his help to transport this precious “cargo” to safety. Soon he embarks on a journey, avoiding several duplicitous warring factions along the way, to get her to safety and perhaps save the world. Director Alfonso Cuarón creates a textured apolocalyptic world and his cinematic style puts you front row for the end of days. An edge-of-your-seat thriller that is consistently entertaining throughout.
Reviews Counted: 208
Fresh: A compelling and haunting look at a dystopian England.-Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons, January 15, 2008
Fresh: Cuaron fulfills the promise of futuristic fiction; characters do not wear strange costumes or visit the moon, and the cities are not plastic hallucinations, but look just like today, except tired and shabby.-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, October 05, 2007
Fresh: You feel as if you're accompanying a war photographer who's lost a bet. Slogging unflinchingly through humanity's worst hours, the movie laces the narrative's forays into science-fiction grandstanding with a gut-wrenching dynamic.-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York, February 03, 2007
Rotten: What I find particularly irksome about it is its pseudo-humanism and its calculating political correctness.-Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, January 17, 2007