Post-Production, Child 44

It happens more often than it should: A cast of sterling actors is assembled for a movie that doesn’t come close to equaling the sum of its parts. And so it goes with director Daniel Espinosa’s dreary Soviet-era serial killer thriller Child 44. I use the term thriller...C-

Review: 'Child 44' Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman And Joel Kinnaman On paper, "Child 44" seems like it would not be just a great film, but perhaps end up being one of the very best films of the year. It stars the wonderful Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman, working from a script by Richard Price (adapting a best-selling novel by Tom Rob Smith) and under the direction of buzzed-about Swedish director Daniel Espinosa. The plot is enticing, too: it's a based-on-a-true-story murder mystery that takes place in Stalinist Russia, a nation state so perfect that, at least politically, murder simply cannot exist.

A Soviet-era slog through crime and corruption, painted in the grim, dim shades of muck, blood, moss and bark, director Daniel Espinosa’s “Child 44” turns a best-selling period-piece procedural into a slow, tedious thriller almost totally devoid of thrills.

Child 44 Trailer: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman Are the True Detectives of 1950s Russia Summit Entertainment, LLC There are many reasons to hope that Child 44 does well. First, this period-set drama involving a serial killer looks really good — a well-acted grown-up movie that reminds me of the brilliant, under-seen Red Riding trilogy (and hardly just because it also features Paddy Considine), only this partially true child-murderer story takes place a few decades earlier and in the Soviet Union.

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Child 44 And The Vatican Tapes Find 2015 Release Dates

cinemablend.com – We're halfway through 2014, which means that the 2015 movie schedule is about to be finalized. The big blockbusters have already been announced, some years in advance. But there are loads of smaller, medium-sized films that are locating a spot on the schedule, waiting to reach audience-goers. Two of them are The Vatican Tapes and Child 44, both with a considerable pedigree, both which have been in the works for quite some time.

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