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Genesis (2004)



Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

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The cycle of life of a handful of different animals is captured on film in a whole new way in this documentary. Using special motion-control photography equipment, Genesis allows filmgoers to view animal behaviors which are too small, too slow, or too difficult to normally be seen with the naked eye, including a chick hatching its way out from inside an egg, jellyfish drying into nothing under the heat of the sun, or a snake slowly swallowing prey bigger than itself. This footage is accompanied

Dec 13, 2005

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With quiet skill and some poetry, Nuridsany and Perennou -- who began as award-winning nature photographers and popular book writers -- give us a big peek into their infinite theme and subject.

September 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Nuridsany and Pérennou have made another breathtaking feature penetrating the unseen kingdom around us.

July 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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An entrancing, technically ravishing blend of philosophy and science.

July 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Bogged down by its intentions and too vast a 'cast.'

July 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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While the science sticks to the level of high school physics and biology, the combination of words and images is resonant and pleasing.

June 17, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Genesis is a creationist's nightmare -- a feature-length endorsement of evolution. But it does so in an inherently spiritual manner. At times, the life through a microscope plainly blurs the line between man and animal.

May 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A remarkable attempt to synthesize science and spirituality

March 22, 2006 Full Review Source:

The team of five credited cinematographers, which includes the directors, uses slow motion, time-lapse and extreme close-ups to provide fresh perspective on familiar sights and jaw-dropping footage of things you've never seen.

November 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Oregonian

Because the images are so original and beautiful, Genesis is a movie you'll want to see on the big screen.

September 29, 2005 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Switch off the subtitles and you have 90 mins of convenient entertainment for the school holidays, though the kids would probably prefer to be taken to the aquarium or the zoo

August 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Fascinating as these spiders and frogs must be to one another, a human being need not be put into such close proximity to their private dances.

July 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

As timeless as it is gorgeous.

July 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

The images in their visual way match the poetry of the griot's language, and it's obvious much deep contemplation has gone into the film's narrative development.

June 2, 2005
Boxoffice Magazine

An astonishing creation.

May 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

A work of deep conscience and imagination.

March 3, 2005
The Nation

Touches only on the very basics of Creation, but offers very pretty pictures.

November 8, 2004 Full Review Source:

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