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Godsend Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 8, 2009
"Godsend" suffers from a feeble plot, laughable dialogue, and thriller cliches that barely effect the characteristic jolts of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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.
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It ends up like any mass produced genre piece in which the only thing that is well developed is the film negative.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Occasionally suspenseful but more often ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 10, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 5, 2007
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.
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
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
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 22, 2006
[Relies] on cheap shocks instead of honestly exploring how the parents of a dead child might feel about raising his clone.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
An embarrassingly nonsensical misfire.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
October 10, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
This pudgy, obvious DeNiro is definitely not the one I grew up admiring.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
April 22, 2005
A film that was so by-the-numbers that they filmed FIVE (count 'em) five different endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/10
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004
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 | Original Score: 0/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Takes potentially interesting material and turns it into sleazy genre trash.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 5, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
July 3, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
July 3, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 3, 2004
Ultimately it falls apart because of its compulsion to keep the twists coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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