Godsend Reviews

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April 18, 2019
Perhaps it's appropriate that a horror flick about cloning should be a derivative affair...
December 24, 2010
A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens.
May 8, 2009
"Godsend" suffers from a feeble plot, laughable dialogue, and thriller cliches that barely effect the characteristic jolts of the genre.
April 29, 2009
As anticipated the climax is very abrupt and unresolved, but by then I just didn't care, and was so glad to see this junk come to an end.
October 18, 2008
It ends up like any mass produced genre piece in which the only thing that is well developed is the film negative.
August 7, 2008
Occasionally suspenseful but more often ludicrous.
March 10, 2007
It seems a shame to waste any of these actors on a movie with no higher aspirations than educing a few second-rate chills.
January 5, 2007
As in most bad thrillers, the number of pointless shocks increases in direct proportion to the drama's decreasing vitality, like defibrilator paddles jolting a dying man.
September 22, 2006
The script is long on the Big Issues, but comes up short in compelling dialogue. It needed a couple more drafts.
July 22, 2006
[Relies] on cheap shocks instead of honestly exploring how the parents of a dead child might feel about raising his clone.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
An embarrassingly nonsensical misfire.
October 10, 2005
Robert de Niro - once great actor whose name on a poster now tells anyone interested in good film to run to the hills
May 3, 2005
This pudgy, obvious DeNiro is definitely not the one I grew up admiring.
April 22, 2005
A film that was so by-the-numbers that they filmed FIVE (count 'em) five different endings.
April 1, 2005
I had the decency to stay in the theatre for the duration -- the filmmakers could have at least done the same and finished the darned movie.
August 21, 2004
Some bad horror flicks take a while to reveal their ineptitude, but not so Godsend; it's identified as a chunk o' junk during the opening credits!
August 8, 2004
Takes potentially interesting material and turns it into sleazy genre trash.
August 5, 2004
None of it is compelling in the least because it's readily apparent that all aspects of the plot serve no real function other than to create "creepy kid" scenes.
July 12, 2004
July 3, 2004
Ultimately it falls apart because of its compulsion to keep the twists coming.
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