On the other hand, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Ray Bennett says that Alfonso Cuaron‘s Children of Men is “a gripping new thriller [that] takes the classic movie formula of a cynical tough guy required to see an innocent party to safe harbor, and shoots it to pieces .” Succeeding “both as a thriller and as a satisfying political and social drama, it should prove a winner at the boxoffice in all territories.” Bennett also notes that star Clive Owen “carries the film more in the tradition of a Jimmy Stewart or Henry Fonda than a Clint Eastwood or Harrison Ford. He has to wear flip-flops for part of the time without losing his dignity, and he never reaches for a weapon or guns anyone down. Cuaron and Owen may have created the first believable 21st-century movie hero.” Flip-flops? Does he also wear a fanny-pack belt?