• PG-13, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jon Amiel
    In Theaters:
    Jan 22, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 29, 2010
  • Newmarket Films


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Creation Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It became tedious when focusing on his [Darwin's] brittle emotions, often in a non-linear and random sort of way.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2012
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Director Jon Amiel has delivered on the promise of a good script, with a film that has a pleasing sense of forward motion, characters who suffer deeply, but are attractive because of it, morally, for the way they struggle through with love and belief.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

July 16, 2010
Simon Weaving

Jon Amiel's film about Charles Darwin is a poorly structured and frequently drab affair focused on Darwin's daughter Annie, with occasional bursts of energy thanks to the wildlife cinematography and bouts of Victorian bonhomie.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 15, 2010
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Best described as Finding Neverland meets A Beautiful Mind, Creation meanders in dramatic urgency at times, but never loses a total connection with its audience.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2010
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

The film indulges in one little bit of overkill towards the end, so unnecessary, but overall Creation is a very fine film indeed.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2010
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Creation is an emotionally complex film that examines faith, love, grief and passion through the key events that propelled Darwin to finish one of the most important books ever written.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2010
Don Groves

The chief culprits are a laboured, poorly structured script by Aussie John Collee; the hackneyed device of having Darwin interact with the ghost of his dead daughter; and Jon Amiel's heavy-handed direction.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 13, 2010
Beth Wilson

With solid performances, this film provides an interesting alternative look at one of the most influential scientists of the modern era.

Full Review Source: Trespass

July 13, 2010
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)

It's an intelligent and emotional film, which (judging by the struggle the filmmakers had of getting an American distributor) proves that Darwin is still making people think, more than 120 years after his death.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

July 13, 2010
Alice Tynan
The Vine

Like the best of breeds, Creation is somewhat of a mixed bag.

Full Review Source: The Vine

July 12, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

For the most part, it's a sombre and gloomy story about a dark period in Charles and Emma Darwin's lives in which the profoundly Christian Emma is in spiritual conflict with her husband over his scientific approach to the origin of species, including man

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 11, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Shows that all faith, any faith, is made stronger through questioning and emotional trial.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 7/10

July 9, 2010
Phil Hall
Film Threat

A mess.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 7, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Disappointingly soapy drama about the domestic life of Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany). Jennifer Connelly plays his wife, Emma. A squandered opportunity.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 77/100

July 3, 2010
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Complex drama gives teens and adults reason to think.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

June 29, 2010
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

A bit of a depressing slog, but thanks to the performances of its leads, it does have a satisfying ending.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2010
Jonathan F. Richards
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Some good acting and fine cinematography are watered down in a tepid yawner that moves with the speed of natural selection, but without its irresistible sense of purpose.

Full Review Source: Film.com

April 29, 2010
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders

A gripping personal drama surrounding the 1859 publication of the book which introduced the world-changing theory of evolution.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 13, 2010
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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An intriguing portrait of a man and a time that changed everything.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2010
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Conventional script makes Darwin come to terms with the loss of his daughter

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

March 13, 2010
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