A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens.
| Original Score: 2/5
"Godsend" suffers from a feeble plot, laughable dialogue, and thriller cliches that barely effect the characteristic jolts of the genre.
| Original Score: D+
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.
It ends up like any mass produced genre piece in which the only thing that is well developed is the film negative.
Occasionally suspenseful but more often ludicrous.
It seems a shame to waste any of these actors on a movie with no higher aspirations than educing a few second-rate chills.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
[Relies] on cheap shocks instead of honestly exploring how the parents of a dead child might feel about raising his clone.
An embarrassingly nonsensical misfire.
Robert de Niro - once great actor whose name on a poster now tells anyone interested in good film to run to the hills
| Original Score: 2/10
This pudgy, obvious DeNiro is definitely not the one I grew up admiring.
| Original Score: C
A film that was so by-the-numbers that they filmed FIVE (count 'em) five different endings.
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.
| Original Score: 3/10
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!
| Original Score: 0/5
Takes potentially interesting material and turns it into sleazy genre trash.
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's mangled into an Omen-lite disaster area, thanks to a script torn between making a moral point about cloning and cheap shocks.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ultimately it falls apart because of its compulsion to keep the twists coming.