Creation Reviews

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January 20, 2010
Darwin turned the world upside down, but there was more drama seeing Greg Kinnear play the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper in Flash of Genius.
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January 20, 2010
It arrives on the 150th anniversary of the book, and the baroque direction by Jon Amiel is determined that we should live every single minute of it.
January 19, 2010
As a journey through Darwin's discoveries, Creation fails, although, given the intricacy and the patience of his working methods, it is hard to imagine how such a film might succeed.
September 25, 2009
Don't expect anything too radical from this infuriatingly soft yet still pleasantly subdued and poignant screen adaptation of Randal Keynes's book 'Annie's Box'
September 25, 2009
Bettany himself seems hamstrung by a part that requires lots of concentrated frowns and fey swooning, and the ability to render credible a ridiculous rubber baldy cap.
September 25, 2009
This gentle, heartfelt and well-acted film about Charles Darwin and his personal agony preceding the 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species does not shy away from the issues. But it personalises them, and places them in a new context.
September 25, 2009
With so much material to draw on it feels slightly disappointing that there's no sense of awe or wonder when the credits roll.
September 25, 2009
A sub-plot features an orang-utan; it is no exaggeration to say that she is the most moving performer on screen.
September 25, 2009
A sad, searching piece of work about the reluctant labour of a great idea.
September 25, 2009
The film is beautifully shot and there are dreamy sequences that convey, better than anything I've seen or read, the fantastical, creative quality of Darwin's mind.
September 17, 2009
Creation is ultimately disappointing for the opportunity that has been missed.
September 11, 2009
Not much "happens," though the pic does its best to maintain energy in both physical presentation and mixed-chronology structure.
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