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The Humanity Bureau (2017)

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A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

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Rob W. King

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Dave Schultz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Noah Kross
Sarah Lind ... Rachel Weller
Jakob Davies ... Lucas Weller
Hugh Dillon ... Adam Westinghouse
Vicellous Shannon ... Agent Porter
Kurt Max Runte ... Adolf Schroder
Destee Klyne ... Schroder's Daughter
Nikolas Filipovic ... Spiky Hair
Jett Klyne ... Little Noah
David Lovgren David Lovgren ... Irving Ravetch
Leo Fafard ... Motel Clerk
Mel Tuck Mel Tuck ... Chester Hills
Sheldon Bergstrom Sheldon Bergstrom ... Gas Jockey
Leanna Brodie Leanna Brodie ... Farmer
Lorne Cardinal ... Border Ranger
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A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

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In the near future our government will decide who is expendable. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

2030 - Fuga per il futuro See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Cage's character name is Noah Cross. John Huston's character in Chinatown shared the same name. Water or lack thereof was integral to both films. See more »

Goofs

During the opening scene when Cage is driving, and in later scenes as well, the gear shift is in full upright position (Park). Later when he stops, he moves it from a lower position back up to the Park position. See more »

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a completely ridiulous movie
8 April 2018 | by Dave McClainSee all my reviews

"The Humanity Bureau" (R, 1:35) is a dystopian sci-fi action thriller directed by Rob W. King ("Hungry Hills") and written by Dave Schultz ("Considering Love and Magic"). The plot revolves around how the government deals with its population when climate change and other factors cause such harm that resources become scarce and the divide between the haves and have-nots becomes uncrossable.

Noah Kross (Oscar winner Nicolas Cage) is an agent in The Humanity Bureau, a governmental organization which assesses whether people who live outside of the city walls are able to care for themselves and are being productive members of society or whether they should be resettled to a mysterious location called The New Eden. Although he is up for a promotion, Noah allows his personal feelings to influence his judgment when he takes pity on a single mother (Sarah Lind) and her young son (Jakob Davies) and goes on the run with them (trying to get to Canada) so they won't be sent away.

"The Humanity Bureau" is even more ridiculous than it sounds. The set-up envisions a combination of science-based doomsday scenarios which are scientifically impossible - and the situation it sets up for society and government isn't much more plausible. What's more, the plot points seem random and silly, while the twists are either predictable, exasperating - or both. And the characters rarely behave, react or speak like rational people do. Regarding the acting, there is no weak link - all the actors are equally weak. The script tries to make some good points, but the messages it tries to deliver are wholly ineffective in such a mess of a movie. Oh, the humanity! "D"


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