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Creation Reviews

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March 13, 2010
Conventional script makes Darwin come to terms with the loss of his daughter
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2010
The film comes down, in a sense, to what Emma thinks after reading The Origin of Species. Of her verdict she can only say, "May God forgive us both."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2010
[A] gentle movie... about science as a human endeavor, as noble and contradictory and sometimes as wrenching a thing as making great art or journeying to unknown lands.
February 25, 2010
I'm starting to feel sorry for Paul Bettany.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2010
...more melodramatic than meaningful. It's a well-intentioned piece that nonetheless is a true snooze.
February 18, 2010
Jon Amiel, the film's director, tells his story with respect and some restraint, showing how sad and weakened Charles is and yet not ratcheting up his grief into unseemly melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 12, 2010
A great moment in the history of ideas does not necessarily make for a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 12, 2010
In the end, Creation takes a huge and potentially fascinating story and evolves it into a piddly cliche.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 11, 2010
Bettany's sheepish performance fails to engage, and Connelly, his wife in real life, seems distant and frigid. There is no sense of romance between them. That may be accurate, but it's no fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 11, 2010
While the film's flashbacks and -forwards are disorienting, the performances give the film propulsion and poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2010
The natural selection that determines box- office performance will ruthlessly expose the inherent flaws in Creation, a lugubrious Charles Darwin biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 11, 2010
It's smart, heartfelt, handsome and just mutated enough to sustain interest in a specialized subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2010
... an intelligent approach as far as it goes, though it's hard not to wish that the film had been a little bolder in examining the touchy issues created by Darwin's work.
February 5, 2010
A muttenchop enthusiast's delight that's part historical drama, part hysterical drama, Creation bears no evidence of evolution in storytelling nuance.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 30, 2010
It's a film about ideas, but it skips across the surface of those ideas, and dramatically, the film just lays there
January 30, 2010
If you're hungering for those old Ken-Russell, over-the-top biopics on the likes of Tchaikovsky (The Music Lovers) or Mahler, the ones where everyone, including the audiences, could benefit from a prescription for Paxil, hunger no longer.
January 29, 2010
It's fascinating to consider what a heavy burden Darwin must have carried as he prepared to tell the world that it wasn't, in fact, created in seven days.
January 27, 2010
Amiel commits the cardinal sin of biopics and confuses unenlightening biographical speculation with cutting insight into how a work of such complexity and sheer intelligence was created.
January 25, 2010
A film that keeps us from taking the theory of evolution for granted. Darwin paid for those words.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 25, 2010
The film is never less than intelligent and never more than accomplished.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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