Child 44 [Blu-ray] [2015]

  • SKU: 4204511
  • Release Date: 08/04/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (42 out of 45)

Synopsis


Child 44
Based on the best selling novel, this action thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia details an exiled secret police agent (Tom Hardy) relentlessly hunting for a serial killer who targets young boys. His investigation reveals an unsettling coverup and conspiracy, pitting him against the ruthless government agents behind it. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hardy
    Tom Hardy - Leo Demidov
  • Gary Oldman
    Gary Oldman - General Mikhail Nesterov
  • Noomi Rapace
    Noomi Rapace - Raisa
  • Joel Kinnaman
    Joel Kinnaman - Vasili
  • Jason Clarke
    Jason Clarke - Anatoly Tarasovich Brodsky



Customer rating

4.1
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great acting, production, over stuffed plot

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    BigRonDawg
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    First let me say that i am a fan of The principle actors in this film and that may cloud my perspective. The performances are wonderful, the production values and look are excellent and I am sure there is an excellent story in there it was just to much backstory, to much political intrigue for a murder mystery. I know it is difficult to trim the hundreds of pages in a novel into a 100 to 120 page screenplay but the only thing missing was the kitchen sink, no wait i saw one of those in there. Overall I liked the movie, but it should have stayed a movie and not tried to become a "film", it is the rare accomplishment to due both.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Citizen X

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    bestbuyguy
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    Child 44 is taken from a Tom Rob Smith's 2008 novel by the same name which borrows parts from a Soviet Union serial killer investigation during the cold war era. Child 44 is set in the early 50s. I have not read the book but the movie was enjoyable. If you are interested in the actual true story, there is an HBO movie called Citizen X with Stephen Rea and Donald Sutherland that is absolutely fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mystery!!!

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    Penagiota
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    I read this book and couldn't wait for the movie to be made. A film that takes place when there is a perfect society. No murders! No crime! When small boys are found viciously murdered, the government covers up the murders in order to keep the perfect world they supposedly live in. One man, played by the great Tom Hardy, begins to investigate. A must for all!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good movie about a good cop in a corrupt system

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    moviefanforever
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    Tom Hardy's character is a good cop in a system (Stalin's Soviet Union) that doesn't care about justice or virtue, just toeing the Soviet line. This would be a better movie if Tom Hardy's supposed Russian accent were more like an accent and less like mumbling. Despite that I look forward to seeing it again. The visuals are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great movie

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    Blessed
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    I just got finished watching this movie and it was great! Tom Hardy seems to be in quite a lot lately. I just watched the movie Lawless,with him and two actors from Child 44, were in the Lawless movie with him. The movie was intiguing and kept my attention. I do not believe you will be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good thriller

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    EJ0226
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    I will admit part of the reason I got this film was cause it had Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman in it. It turned out to be a really good story. Don't expect a action packed movie. There is action and alot of tense moments. A good thriller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    There is no murder in paradise!

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    Chris
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    I have mixed feelings on this film having read the book series first. The actors portrayals were spot on and impeccable, but the screenplay was lacking the intesity and realness I felt while reading the novel. Overall, good film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hardy in yet another solid movie

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    eb14
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    Only reason I bought this movie was because I saw Tom Hardy on the cover. Definitely not disappointed. It's not the greatest of movies but it's one that you won't regret watching. Very enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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