• Godsend
    2 minutes 22 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Godsend Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 24, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Godsend" suffers from a feeble plot, laughable dialogue, and thriller cliches that barely effect the characteristic jolts of the genre.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D+

May 8, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

As anticipated the climax is very abrupt and unresolved, but by then I just didn't care, and was so glad to see this junk come to an end.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It ends up like any mass produced genre piece in which the only thing that is well developed is the film negative.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Occasionally suspenseful but more often ludicrous.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It seems a shame to waste any of these actors on a movie with no higher aspirations than educing a few second-rate chills.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

March 10, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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As in most bad thrillers, the number of pointless shocks increases in direct proportion to the drama's decreasing vitality, like defibrilator paddles jolting a dying man.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 5, 2007
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today

The script is long on the Big Issues, but comes up short in compelling dialogue. It needed a couple more drafts.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2006
Noel Murray
AV Club

[Relies] on cheap shocks instead of honestly exploring how the parents of a dead child might feel about raising his clone.

Full Review Source: AV Club

July 22, 2006

Time Out
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An embarrassingly nonsensical misfire.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

Robert de Niro - once great actor whose name on a poster now tells anyone interested in good film to run to the hills

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/10

October 10, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

This pudgy, obvious DeNiro is definitely not the one I grew up admiring.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C

May 3, 2005
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

A film that was so by-the-numbers that they filmed FIVE (count 'em) five different endings.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 22, 2005
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies

I had the decency to stay in the theatre for the duration -- the filmmakers could have at least done the same and finished the darned movie.

Full Review Source: Freeze Dried Movies | Original Score: 3/10

April 1, 2005
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Some bad horror flicks take a while to reveal their ineptitude, but not so Godsend; it's identified as a chunk o' junk during the opening credits!

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 0/5

August 21, 2004
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

Takes potentially interesting material and turns it into sleazy genre trash.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

None of it is compelling in the least because it's readily apparent that all aspects of the plot serve no real function other than to create "creepy kid" scenes.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2004

An expert at the kind of jumpy scares that will make most audiences spend more time in the air than their seats, Hamm turns everyday locations like bathrooms and bedroom closets into sites of terror.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 3/5

July 3, 2004
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine

It's mangled into an Omen-lite disaster area, thanks to a script torn between making a moral point about cloning and cheap shocks.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

July 3, 2004
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Ultimately it falls apart because of its compulsion to keep the twists coming.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2004
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