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Alfonso Cuarón's dazzlingly directed dystopian thriller, set in a bleak future where all of Earth's women have become mysteriously infertile, follows a cynical, alcoholic journalist (Clive Owen) as he tries to smuggle a miraculously pregnant young refugee to safety.
In the year 2027, all of Earth's women have become mysteriously infertile and the social order has collapsed, with democratic governments replaced by authoritarian regimes. In a grim, grey England, alcoholic journalist Theo (Clive Owen) is recruited by his ex-wife turned revolutionary Julian (Julianne Moore) to obtain travel papers for a young refugee named Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), who is miraculously pregnant. Attempting to reach a ship that will take the girl to a group of scientists working on a cure for infertility, Theo and Kee must evade both the government and Julian's traitorous cohorts if humanity is to have a chance to survive. Featuring stunningly choreographed single-take setpieces, Children of Men is a poignant doomsday movie that deftly melds social commentary and blockbuster thrills into "a bouillabaisse of up-to-the-minute terrors" (David Edelstein, New York Magazine).