Creation Reviews

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July 26, 2019
Creation is not half as smart as it pretends to be. It's the kind of movie that tells you what to think, and feel, every step of the way. Though it starts out with great promise.
March 9, 2019
For a movie about someone as complex and important as Darwin, it's just not as interesting as it should be. I wish everyone involved had tried a little bit harder.
September 24, 2014
An elegant, melancholy movie about storytelling, science vs. religion, family, life, and death.
July 31, 2012
It became tedious when focusing on his [Darwin's] brittle emotions, often in a non-linear and random sort of way.
November 17, 2011
July 16, 2010
Director Jon Amiel has delivered on the promise of a good script, with a film that has a pleasing sense of forward motion, characters who suffer deeply, but are attractive because of it, morally, for the way they struggle through with love and belief.
July 15, 2010
Jon Amiel's film about Charles Darwin is a poorly structured and frequently drab affair focused on Darwin's daughter Annie, with occasional bursts of energy thanks to the wildlife cinematography and bouts of Victorian bonhomie.
July 14, 2010
Best described as Finding Neverland meets A Beautiful Mind, Creation meanders in dramatic urgency at times, but never loses a total connection with its audience.
July 14, 2010
The film indulges in one little bit of overkill towards the end, so unnecessary, but overall Creation is a very fine film indeed.
July 14, 2010
Creation is an emotionally complex film that examines faith, love, grief and passion through the key events that propelled Darwin to finish one of the most important books ever written.
July 13, 2010
The chief culprits are a laboured, poorly structured script by Aussie John Collee; the hackneyed device of having Darwin interact with the ghost of his dead daughter; and Jon Amiel's heavy-handed direction.
July 13, 2010
With solid performances, this film provides an interesting alternative look at one of the most influential scientists of the modern era.
July 13, 2010
It's an intelligent and emotional film, which (judging by the struggle the filmmakers had of getting an American distributor) proves that Darwin is still making people think, more than 120 years after his death.
July 12, 2010
Like the best of breeds, Creation is somewhat of a mixed bag.
July 11, 2010
For the most part, it's a sombre and gloomy story about a dark period in Charles and Emma Darwin's lives in which the profoundly Christian Emma is in spiritual conflict with her husband over his scientific approach to the origin of species, including man
July 9, 2010
Shows that all faith, any faith, is made stronger through questioning and emotional trial.
July 7, 2010
A mess.
July 3, 2010
Disappointingly soapy drama about the domestic life of Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany). Jennifer Connelly plays his wife, Emma. A squandered opportunity.
June 29, 2010
Complex drama gives teens and adults reason to think.
June 16, 2010
A bit of a depressing slog, but thanks to the performances of its leads, it does have a satisfying ending.
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