Child 44

Catch the killer. Expose the truth.


Child 44
Set in 1953 Soviet Russia, a secret police agent loses his status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, they join forces with a general to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by the agent's psychopathic rival.

137 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman
Director
Daniel Espinosa
ScreenplayRichard Price, from the novel by Tom Rob Smith
MusicJon Ekstrand
CinematographyOliver Wood
EditingPietro Scalia, Dylan Tichenor
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced bySummit Entertainment, Worldview Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Etalon Film, Stillking Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, thriller
LanguageLow to mild and infrequent
Nuditynone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact, frequent
PrejudiceLow to mild, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconNot your typical blood and gore thriller.
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconMoord in die 'paradys'.
15
Cape Times
Jordan Mintzer quote iconStalin-era thriller set in Russia.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconChild 44 is a victim of poor adaptation. It is beset by problems related to flow and coherence; the narrative is confusing, the characters are provided with inadequate time for development, and dead-end subplots abound.
10
Metacritic.com
26 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
65 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThere's a gripping story at the heart of Child 44 and a solid performance from Tom Hardy in the lead, but it all still adds up to a would-be thriller that lacks sufficient thrills.
5
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconDull, dreary, '50s-set thriller gets pretty gruesome.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
34 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
9113 users
11
Internet
3727 Netizens quote iconChild 44: heavy thriller in USSR.
13

Average .. 48%

10

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