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  • Starring: , , ,
  • 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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  1. Positive: 0 out of 32
  2. Negative: 23 out of 32
  1. 50
    It's a thriller, a bad thriller, completely lacking in psychological or emotional truth.
  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. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Solid performances, handsome production values and a few genuinely creepy scenes are not enough to save Godsend.
  4. 30
    The picture, which fails to achieve its ambitions or to fulfill our expectations, is ultimately worse than a violent piece of hack work, in which the director isn't interested in displaying his integrity -- or taste. You'd be better off downloading the trailer: a much more convincing piece of storytelling.
  5. How could such a high-octane cast produce such low-octane horror?
  6. In Godsend, we have the spectacle of three good actors tied to the mast of a sinking premise.
  7. Not just a bad thriller but also a thing of pain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. FelixQ.
    Jul 25, 2006
    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
    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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