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I didn't get around to seeing Child 44 until this evening, after having recorded it earlier from Cinemax. Thanks to my low expectations and a sensational ensemble cast, I was reasonably well entertained. There were a few scenes, which I thought had been very well done. One of them moved me. That was when Raisa, played by the luminous Noomi Rapace, told her husband, played by the equally excellent Tom Hardy, the real reason she had first lied to him about her name and later agreed to marry him.
Unfortunately, overall the film felt rushed, disjointed, and made a somewhat disappointing presentation of what should have been a great story. 7 Stars out of 10, and that's being generous.
As was discussed earlier in the thread, the 1995 HBO film, Citizen X did a far better job of telling the story of the Soviet serial killer than Child 44 did.