Child 44 [DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 4204509
  • Release Date: 08/04/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (59 out of 63)

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

4.3
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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film

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    jorp
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    I originally bought this movie without seeing it previously based solely on the book (loved the book) and Tom Hardy. Tom could watch paint dry on screen for two hours and make it interesting. He actually made the character of Leo more human than he was in the book - he gave him more emotions. The accents in the movie are kind of ridiculous (everyone speaks in a Russian accent), but the movie itself is great. Tom and Noomi have great chemistry and it's just as great here as it was The Drop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Serious and interesting

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    Frances716
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    I love Tom Hardy. That is the reason I bought it. He has become an actor to watch and I've liked his last few movies very much. This movie is a drama, slow and serious. He does a good job but it is a little different so it isn't for everyone. I would recommend a purchase if you are very interested in the subject, or you have already viewed it for free or on Netflix. It is not what I expected and probably would have reconsidered buying had I already seen it. I gave it four stars for the acting and the unique story.

    No, I would not 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

    Great film

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    jorp
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    Loved the book which prompted me to buy the movie. I wasn't disappointed. Film stays very close to the original story line and I've never seen a Tom Hardy performance I've been disappointed with. Good supporting cast. The Russian accents are slightly ridiculous, but I applaud the filmmakers trying to capture the culture.

    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




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