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Child 44 (2015)

Child 44

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

April 17, 2015

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

137 min.

Studio

Summit Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  1 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Daniel Espinosa

Producer

Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer

Screenwriter

Richard Price

Starring

Story


A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists "There is no crime in Paradise."

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Tom Hardy stars as Leo Demidov in Summit Entertainment's Child 44 (2015)
Noomi Rapace stars as Raisa Demidov and Tom Hardy stars as Leo Demidov in Summit Entertainment's Child 44 (2015)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the usual serial-killer thriller in Soviet drag..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
“..Child 44 could have been far more compelling had it dug deeper into its political thriller layers and not drifted into yet another story of a diabolical killer on the loose..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..unrelentingly grim, plodding, and close-to-incoherent adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's best-selling mystery..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]