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Creation Reviews

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
An elegant, melancholy movie about storytelling, science vs. religion, family, life, and death.
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Beth Wilson
Trespass
July 13, 2010
With solid performances, this film provides an interesting alternative look at one of the most influential scientists of the modern era.
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 9, 2010
Shows that all faith, any faith, is made stronger through questioning and emotional trial.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
June 29, 2010
Complex drama gives teens and adults reason to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 16, 2010
A bit of a depressing slog, but thanks to the performances of its leads, it does have a satisfying ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
April 13, 2010
A gripping personal drama surrounding the 1859 publication of the book which introduced the world-changing theory of evolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
March 17, 2010
An intriguing portrait of a man and a time that changed everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
March 13, 2010
Conventional script makes Darwin come to terms with the loss of his daughter
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 11, 2010
It's smart, heartfelt, handsome and just mutated enough to sustain interest in a specialized subject.
| Original Score: 3/4
Andy Klein
Brand X
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.
Brandon Judell
CultureCatch
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.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
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.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
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
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