`Children of Men' bears an unfocused plot

Review B-

January 05, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

The future looks bleak in Children of Men, a sci-fi thriller that has less to do with the plot - centering on a world where disease has left all the women sterile - than with the director's vision of where our culture is headed.

That's not necessarily a bad thing, given that the director is Alfonso Cuaron, one of current cinema's most striking visual stylists - for proof, just check out the soaring majesty of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Children of Men is no less breathtaking, although toward a slightly different end; think of the new film as Potter if Voldemort took over.

Children of Men (Universal Pictures) Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Rated R. Time 106 minutes.

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