Child 44


Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.

Director:
  • Daniel Espinosa

Stars:
Release Date: 2015-04-15
IMDb icon 6.5/10
  • Country: CZ, RU, GB, US
  • Language: English | Russian
  • Budget: $50,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $12,951,093
reviews
Evonne Nero
29 August 2015 | 01:24

The author of the book and the script writer obviously had filled his creation with a set of cliches and ideological cliches. Now fashionable liberalism, but sometimes it comes to outright lies. No one in mass 53 rd have not repressed, moreover — on a sudden after his death in March years wave passed numerous Amnesty, which got even notorious criminal elements. Recall, film "Cold summer 53-go" or raise archival documents — can a blue in the face to argue, but this does not negate the fact that it was true. Another point — murder, and recognized to and under Stalin, and after — otherwise, why even created criminal police in the 17th?! And the killing of children — in the number. So that the assertion that in the USSR there is no murders — fake ideological ideological opponents (or trying to look like), simply put — an outright lie. What serial killers suppressed — true, but that tried to show that everything was dying their death or accident — naive lie, I think not believes no one educated and sane person, and not only us — but overseas. He worked in the KGB Department and he saw a similar case, in including on children's cases. Many of us think, I remember a characteristic episode in the iconic "meeting Place cannot be changed". The third point is — a constant appeal to Stalin's name and his authority. As if in mockery, Creator of the film even chose 1953-the year when, after the death of the leader broke out his criticism. Its name, carefully edit out of textbooks, phrase books and collections of sayings (and the current were hundreds of thousands, if not millions) — destroyed. And about debunking the cult of Stalin heard any student, who knew the history of at least  "satisfactory". Although, the Americans, of course, the history of the USSR does not study or know any — special textbooks. One more time — the creators diligently want to show the groundlessness of the "Case" of the British spy, how would whitewash the defendant. However, in the period 1946-1956 gg. to Western least borders did dozens of similar groups (mostly British). Their supplied radios, weapons, propaganda efforts, instead they requested specific information or output the right people. These cases even local files — a lot. In short, the film can be easy to see identifying it neither a specific country, nor the epoch — I as a historian just a shame for such mistakes, which it — many more. Full movie — solid ideology that blatantly interferes with the perception of him as a detective.

If you still try to separate these two lines note the film itself, it is possible to note a good game cast, in first and foremost, Tom hardy and noomi Ralas, who performed the main couple of Leo and Raisa Demidov. A number of the actors were clearly outplayed, trying (often quite inappropriately) to reflect ideological moments in their images. It looked funny, not the moment was calculated apparently not so much thoughtful, how many impressionable viewers. Those shootings right by yourself the office several times  - repeated phrases like: "we Have in the country there's no murders" (this has already been mentioned above); the Germans at the time, left the team feeds "only youth blood" and etc. by the Way, the line maniac is bereft of explanation. What kind of experiences, for example, he was built? Yeah and it came out quite convincing and extremely faded. Drama is really a failing, and watching travels across the country pair all MGB and the police catch them can not, and caught by — elementary to run away from the Gulag trains? Yeah they also at random I discover the culprit — and I want to say — don't believe it! In it close to his brothers — traditional American action spectacular.

Because of all this, not can put a score above neutral

5 from 10

Felicity Saba
18 July 2016 | 11:55

Saw abused, saw a very high rating. The fact that was criticized, was placed on a well-known bias, the low rating was justified by the hope for art housest. Then, of course, drew a stellar men. And a mother. That hardy in the title role, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel in secondary. Yeah, that's what I was attracted to the most. Well even on bloated sensation with the alleged prohibitions of displays. Well, not considered an issue. Bought it. And even Ridley Scott in coproducer. In short everything was zilch. Weak links out writers with something obscure and of course Daniel Espinosa, which is not made to fix this, even if the support of such good actors.

The film, torn between the horrors of the Stalin era, which would be far-fetched the ears, via the main villain, whom in the missing a detective Thriller. Leo Demidov, played by Tom like hardy and I'm not understand that they have to do. How would a certain contradictory character he showed. In he helped partly female heroine noomi Rapace, which again we played a pretty good, but still the main question is what do who is to blame in this mess I guess we can only answer us. Who fault I have already written, and what to do, probably too clear. To look at something else.

In General the picture is beautiful, quality, like something happens all the time. Drama and even tragedy are present, but because of this chaotic scene the winding becomes somehow boring. The budget for the way as not particularly large. Judging by the old Kinopoisk with a Bang not paid off.

Seems that film not very interesting detective story, the backdrop for zamanuhi in which used a totalitarian regime. Did not too well, clumsy and to watch it all sad.

So do not recommend. Even for actors.

Georgianne Gabel
30 August 2015 | 03:21

Employee of MGB Leo Demidov (Tom hardy) investigating a series of murders of minors. The user does not approve of its actions. This attitude to with the authorities explain that, according to words Stalin in the USSR, the murder of the impossible.

"44" — crime political Thriller, in addition, even the detective film Director Daniel Espinosa. The film is a Roman Tom Rob Smith. In the basis of the tape laid down a serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. In Russia the movie was canceled due to the distortion of historical facts. Films such as "Room 44" was originally imprisoned for to cause a sensation, to produce resonance and culture shock. I don't understand why our country has gone on the in creation of this painting. The thing that not the abolition of the Ministry of culture of the movie, no hype would it was not at all. And it so happened that we are even more fueled interest in the work of Daniel Espinosa.

In truth, I don't know if not so much love this: to visit and to throw mud at it movie? After all, we all know what to do with Russia in foreign, anti-Soviet propaganda in American films? I this has been accustomed to. What you want, if the author of the novel "Room 44" Tom Rob Smith in the open says the following — "Soviet Russia — a monstrous mix of horror and absurdity". To criticize the policies of Stalin can do everything, but I don't even want to get these disputes. One note, if you (directed by Daniel Espinosa) undertook to throw loud phrases like "because of short-sighted policies of Joseph Stalin" kindly explain what was its shortsightedness.

Raised the topic of the dictatorship in 2015, the year looks like at least, irrelevant. It was stupid to assume that such movies as "Number 44" can put together a decent box office (with a budget of 50 million $, the movie grossed a pitiful 3 million $). Espinosa wanted to show the terrible time of Soviet history. I read his comments about the abolition of hire in Russia. So here he says that this is unacceptable and all the same spirit (surprising, right?). I would suggest dear comrade to make a film about the most terrible time of American history and would look like and warm welcome him met (if he also mangled historical facts). Espinosa or really stupid or it's a marketing ploy that no, but the results show that it's disgusting Director who really understands the Soviet history (exactly the same thing I think about the author of the novel).

It is noteworthy that initially to put the picture had Ridley Scott, but in the end, chose to remain a producer. To somehow lure the viewer in the film was invited to many famous actors. But we can only praise Tom hardy, from which is now mad career, and everyone else, including the Gary Oldman noomi Rapace here are the "furniture." "Number 44" is technically built well, but not that the problem many secondary storylines and dull narration spoil the overall impression. All 2 hours that the film lasts, we have to suffer and to literally force myself to watch until the end. In conclusion, I can only say the following, "44" — this is one of the worst movies I saw the past few years, it's awful all the assessment satisfactorily, you can put only the camera work, and overall — false, defiling our movie that we made just for cheap fame and for the sake of global publicity. I categorically suggest you see this stuff and if you decide to look, then this will be the most useless spent 2 hours of your life.

2 of 10

faq
How much has Child 44 made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $12,951,093.
How much did it cost to make Child 44?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $50,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Child 44?
This tv-show was directed by Daniel Espinosa.
What is the genre of Child 44?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Thriller, Drama, Best Thriller Movies 2015.
Who starred in Child 44?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Xavier Atkins, Mark Lewis Jones, Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Fares Fares.
What is Child 44 IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.5.
When was Child 44 released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2015-04-15.