Godsend

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  • Summary: Paul and Jessie Duncan (Kinnear, Romijn-Stamos) have lost their beloved eight year-old son Adam (Bright) in a tragic accident. As they are arranging for his burial, Dr. Richard Wells (De Niro) approaches with the incredible offer to clone, and bring back their boy. (Lions Gate Films)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 32
  2. Negative: 23 out of 32
  1. The umpteenth recycled shocker about a mystical dark child with an aura of disaster.
  2. Godsend is two-thirds of a good movie, with a final third that's just downright awful. So much wasted potential only makes the whole thing that much more painful.
  3. 40
    When is a horror movie not a horror movie? When it’s a strained, by-the-numbers production that limps to an unlikely conclusion like Godsend.
  4. As the film's boo! moments get spookier and more frequent, Godsend gets more and more inane.
  5. 25
    An unsatisfying, overly restrained bore, capped off by an ending so strange and inconclusive, it feels like something you'd find on the ''deleted scenes'' portion of a DVD.
  6. In Godsend, we have the spectacle of three good actors tied to the mast of a sinking premise.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    10
    Turns into a pea-brained hodgepodge of "The Omen" (1976), "The Sixth Sense" (1999), and about 30 Grade-Z Bela Lugosi mad-scientist movies.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. FelixQ.
    Jul 25, 2006
    7
    For the most part, not terrible. It's a fair, if not wholely unique concept, and terrifically cast. It's not as bad as it's For the most part, not terrible. It's a fair, if not wholely unique concept, and terrifically cast. It's not as bad as it's painted, it's really quite passable- a mid level thriller with the creepiest (I mean that in a good way!) child actor ever. I would've given it an 8, but really I expected more from the ending. As I said, the concept itself is intriguing if slightly over-used, but a great ending would've pulled this whole thing up. Expand
  2. Deluge
    Sep 18, 2005
    3
    Godsend is a terrible thriller. It's not worth watching in theaters, not worth renting it on DVD not even worth watching it on channel Godsend is a terrible thriller. It's not worth watching in theaters, not worth renting it on DVD not even worth watching it on channel 45 if it airs on tv. Expand

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