The almost religious scene of an infant being carried through the destroyed town of immigrants with surprised onlookers who were cutting each other's throats just a moment ago still remains an iconic scene, showcasing not only the aesthetic but also the social side of reality explored by this great film.
Excellent premise about a world where births don't happen any longer created by crime writer, P.D. James. Superb acting, editing and direction. The atmosphere and the comments about illegal immigration is even more powerful and up to date now. One of the new millennium's most powerful science fiction movies that feels even nearer to science fact now only 10 years later.
Although the year depicted is 2027, Cuarón seems to have jumped the gun - the film's complacency and consumerism, fatality and nihilism, terrorism and nationalism, fits all-too snugly into the (a)moral fiber of 2017. The film's unrelenting anxiety gives it both urgency and, strangely, authenticity. The film's future is Now, and it hurts.