Creation Reviews

  • Jun 26, 2018

    Creation is a strange film to review. It isn't that great which can be inferred by the fact that it was barely noticeable critically or at the box office but it's a nice portrayal of Charles Darwin by Paul Bettany, encompassing his private life with his wife during the time he was working on "On the origin of species. The film is a good look for anyone interested in the famed English naturalist, but it isn't genre defining. Worth a peak for the performances by Bettany and Connelly (who were actually married then) playing Charles and Emma Darwin.

    Creation is a strange film to review. It isn't that great which can be inferred by the fact that it was barely noticeable critically or at the box office but it's a nice portrayal of Charles Darwin by Paul Bettany, encompassing his private life with his wife during the time he was working on "On the origin of species. The film is a good look for anyone interested in the famed English naturalist, but it isn't genre defining. Worth a peak for the performances by Bettany and Connelly (who were actually married then) playing Charles and Emma Darwin.

  • Apr 17, 2018

    Paul Bettany's performance in "Creation" is bizarre to say the least. He plays a delusional cryptic, that is especially fond of apes and monkeys. And oh yeah, I almost forgot, he's the best part of the whole film.

    Paul Bettany's performance in "Creation" is bizarre to say the least. He plays a delusional cryptic, that is especially fond of apes and monkeys. And oh yeah, I almost forgot, he's the best part of the whole film.

  • Oct 04, 2016

    Based on "Annie's Box," -- a biography penned by Charles Darwin's great-great-grandson Randal Keynes, using personal letters and diaries of the Darwin family-- "Creation" takes a unique and inside look at Darwin, his family and his love for his deeply religious wife, Torn between faith and science, Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

    Based on "Annie's Box," -- a biography penned by Charles Darwin's great-great-grandson Randal Keynes, using personal letters and diaries of the Darwin family-- "Creation" takes a unique and inside look at Darwin, his family and his love for his deeply religious wife, Torn between faith and science, Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

  • Mar 05, 2016

    A solid cast in a biography of one of the most important figures in history is an intriguing proposition but here the opportunity is largely wasted. The story focuses on lesser aspects of Darwin's life, relies far too heavily on visions to forward the narrative and so the result is all a bit dull.

    A solid cast in a biography of one of the most important figures in history is an intriguing proposition but here the opportunity is largely wasted. The story focuses on lesser aspects of Darwin's life, relies far too heavily on visions to forward the narrative and so the result is all a bit dull.

  • Feb 25, 2016

    I love this side of the story! With great acting too.

    I love this side of the story! With great acting too.

  • Dec 17, 2015

    Really fell for this one. 'Enjoyed' is inappropriate for a film which is a study of grief and features the death of a child at its centre. It's beautifully done, with many British stalwarts among the cast. Despite a narrative that jumps back and forth in time, it's very comprehensible and moving.

    Really fell for this one. 'Enjoyed' is inappropriate for a film which is a study of grief and features the death of a child at its centre. It's beautifully done, with many British stalwarts among the cast. Despite a narrative that jumps back and forth in time, it's very comprehensible and moving.

  • Jul 26, 2015

    A strong and sad portrayal of an almost all consuming grief, played very well though perhaps a little overly reliant on the idea of waking and non-waking dream sequences. It is not though grief or even personal conflict that mark out Darwin and it is this story that is not told here, the story of ideas and experiences that shed light on how todays understanding came into their foundations

    A strong and sad portrayal of an almost all consuming grief, played very well though perhaps a little overly reliant on the idea of waking and non-waking dream sequences. It is not though grief or even personal conflict that mark out Darwin and it is this story that is not told here, the story of ideas and experiences that shed light on how todays understanding came into their foundations

  • Jul 12, 2015

    Enjoyable but strange. Portrays well the challenges of finding humanity in the dogmatic science or dogmatic faith.

    Enjoyable but strange. Portrays well the challenges of finding humanity in the dogmatic science or dogmatic faith.

  • Nov 02, 2014

    It is a partially wasted opportunity to highlight Darwin's life and work. There are hints of the film that it could be, which multiplies the sadness of this viewer. At the end it fails to move beyond being a moving family drama with some excellent performance and cinematography and fails to highlight the uproar caused by Darwin's seminal work.

    It is a partially wasted opportunity to highlight Darwin's life and work. There are hints of the film that it could be, which multiplies the sadness of this viewer. At the end it fails to move beyond being a moving family drama with some excellent performance and cinematography and fails to highlight the uproar caused by Darwin's seminal work.

  • Oct 07, 2014

    It was interesting for me to learn more about Darwin's personal life, but that was the only thing I liked about this movie...

    It was interesting for me to learn more about Darwin's personal life, but that was the only thing I liked about this movie...