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Super Reviewer
June 23, 2009
holy craap ANOTHER SECRET WINDOW ENDING MOVIE??? man i guess i just forgot how many movies used that ending
Super Reviewer
½ December 8, 2008
Human cloning is the topic, and it would of been a great movie had they kept it just as that. The movie itself had a great plot & start but the horror twist that they decided to throw in kind of ruined it....

They could of played with a persons emotions and really made a good flick without the cheesy special effects and crazy son killing a mother for no reason at all. Why would one be interested in cloning a kid who butchered his entire family knowing mental traits would be passed on as well? It does not make much sense after the first half...

It's still an interesting show to watch and the concept is easy to grasp with some interesting food for thought. But it's not the best, and could of been much better.
Super Reviewer
December 16, 2007
Further proof, if any were needed, that Robert De Niro will make any old tripe if the fee is right. This is an unbelievably awful, instantly forgettable paranormal chiller. The parents of a genetically cloned child spend the entire film trying to prove there's a malevolent kink in his DNA and then, when they find this to be true, they choose to ignore it! How's that for plotting? The kid isn't creepy enough to make an impact, and the film is so painfully dull it feels three times longer than it actually is.
Super Reviewer
½ August 10, 2006
A very original story about a controversial subject. Good performances all around with an almost eerie feel to the film.

VERDICT: Definitely worth a watch, it's unlike any storyline I've ever seen
Super Reviewer
August 18, 2007
Great cast. Thriller about a couple who lose their son in a car accident but are able to clone him and bring him back to life.
Super Reviewer
½ July 11, 2007
A very average thriller with no real scares as a couple agree to raise a clone of their dead son. However is the new kid a pure copy? Hide and seek is a bit similar but much better.
Super Reviewer
½ July 8, 2007
Grieving parents are offered the chance to "replace" their lost child by a genius geneticist, but once he reaches the age of his death, he is haunted by horrifying visions. A rather hokey supernatural chiller that is bolstered by the presence of Robert DeNiro, who is hardly stretched by his character, but suddenly bursts into life when confronted by Greg Kinnear towards the end of the film. This extremely promising scene comes to nothing though, as he then just disappears, and the film just, well, stops. Some of the scenes involving the boy are stylishly done in a kind of Omen-meets-The Dead Zone kind of way, but the film just peters out to a whimper at the end. A shame, because the build up was actually quite good.
Super Reviewer
February 23, 2007
This movie had some of the dumbest special features ever. There was something like 5 alternative endings which were almost identical and so you had to watch all these scenes you'd already seen before to see what they had changed.
Super Reviewer
January 22, 2007
A chilling and relentlessly shocking thriller. Original and gripping. It's The Omen for a new generation. Spellbinding, freightning and electrifying. One of the most thought provoking, spine-chilling and diabolocal suspense/horror films in a while. Robert De Niro is brilliant. Greg Knnear and Rebbeca Roman Stamos giver powerful performances.
Super Reviewer
June 27, 2006
Godawful. How can somebody make a movie with Robert De Niro in it this poorly? Ludicrous screenplay and flimsy direction. One of the worst of 2004.
Super Reviewer
March 21, 2014
An absolutely not terrifying bio-horror. Scientist intends to play God by cloning a deceased son of a couple, little did they know the son isn't quite the son they had before. It was predictable and absolutely disastrous, essentially an Omen copycat. The only shock I got was not from the plot but from a woman knocking on the car window, yes, that was the only shock.
Super Reviewer
½ January 17, 2012
It is not a completely terrible movie, but if bad, at first it gets a little slow and boring but after a while of 10 minutes will put something interesting, but ultimately one that is lost and later rescues her with a story that could give more, and very few moments of real tension in this film is quda a failed attempt to make a good movie.
Super Reviewer
½ September 19, 2009
Pretty horrible. The premise was ridiculous. Most of it made no sense. Perhaps Robert DeNiro had some large debts he had to pay off and therefore had no other choice but to take this role...that's the only way I can explain it. Please don't watch this movie.
Super Reviewer
March 13, 2008
dissapointing and forgettable
Super Reviewer
½ February 21, 2007
And this is what happens when you believe in God and play God! jk.
May 13, 2016
Damn, this film is so poorly made. The editing doesn't even make sense. Unless I missed something (I couldn't be bothered to go back and check), De Niro's character kills (or nearly so) Greg Kinnear's character and leaves him incapacitated in a burning church. Shortly thereafter, Kinnear's character arrives home - fine. That's one hour, 45 minutes I can never get back.
½ February 15, 2016
A bad attempt at a movie that could have been really good... Parents raising the clone of their son after his tragic death at the age of 8. Said clone starts exhibiting strange behavior after he reaches the age of death. Unfortunately not even Rober DiNero could save this steamy pile of shit from being 1.5 stars. Felt a lot like a bad science version of Pet Sematary. Dont waste your time.
March 18, 2015
There's a much better movie lurking in the fringes of this one. Instead we get a disposable horror film with a top-notch cast.
½ December 10, 2014
This movie is dated only 10 years later and Deniro is wasted in this cheesy thriller with an average performance from Kinnear and a terrible one from Stamos...film just didn't make any sense and had absolutely ZERO thrills to be offered.
½ January 9, 2013
What a joke. DeNiro is sleepwalking through this mess as he helps out a couple clone their dead son. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the clone kid isn't going to work out.
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