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A murky thriller with few chills, Godsend features ludicrous dialogue, by-the-numbers plotting, and an excess of cheap shocks. Read critic reviews

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After Paul Duncan (Greg Kinnear) and his wife, Jessie (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos), lose their young son, Adam (Cameron Bright), in an accident, they are approached by Richard Wells (Robert De Niro), a fertility doctor. Wells believes that he can clone Adam and gives Paul and Jessie the option to let him try, but only if they start life over elsewhere. Adam's clone proves to be identical to the deceased boy, but, when he reaches his 8th birthday, things begin to go horribly wrong.

Cast & Crew

Greg Kinnear
Paul Duncan
Robert De Niro
Dr. Richard Wells
Marcia Bennett
Principal Hersch
Zoie Palmer
Susan Pierce
Janet Bailey
Cora Williams
Devon Bostick
Zachary Clark Wells
Jenny Levine
Sandra Shaw
Nick Hamm
Director
Eric Kopeloff
Executive Producer
Todd Wagner
Executive Producer
Kramer Morgenthau
Director of Photography
Doug Kraner
Production Designer
Suzanne McCabe
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Critic Reviews for Godsend

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  • Mar 21, 2014
    An absolutely not terrifying bio-horror. Scientist intends to play God by cloning a deceased son of a couple, little did they know the son isn't quite the son they had before. It was predictable and absolutely disastrous, essentially an Omen copycat. The only shock I got was not from the plot but from a woman knocking on the car window, yes, that was the only shock.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2012
    It is not a completely terrible movie, but if bad, at first it gets a little slow and boring but after a while of 10 minutes will put something interesting, but ultimately one that is lost and later rescues her with a story that could give more, and very few moments of real tension in this film is quda a failed attempt to make a good movie.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2009
    Started out real good but then just died on me
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2009
    Pretty horrible. The premise was ridiculous. Most of it made no sense. Perhaps Robert DeNiro had some large debts he had to pay off and therefore had no other choice but to take this role...that's the only way I can explain it. Please don't watch this movie.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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