Godsend Reviews

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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.
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.
July 3, 2004
An expert at the kind of jumpy scares that will make most audiences spend more time in the air than their seats, Hamm turns everyday locations like bathrooms and bedroom closets into sites of terror.
June 6, 2004
A pea-brained hodgepodge of The Omen (1976), The Sixth Sense (1999), and about 30 Grade-Z Bela Lugosi mad-scientist movies.
Top Critic
May 6, 2004
Sometimes interesting but always predictable.
May 4, 2004
Working from the assumption that nobody remembers grade school science, let alone the last 30 years of horror movies, Nick Hamm's genre mishmash clumsily recasts The Omen as a cautionary tale featuring a human incarnation of Dolly the sheep.
May 3, 2004
Awful movie.
April 30, 2004
A silly if sporadically jolting thriller.
April 30, 2004
Not just a bad thriller but also a thing of pain.
April 30, 2004
After a modestly promising set-up, pic devolves into a stale rehash of cliches and conventions left over from dozens of demon-child thrillers.
April 30, 2004
The scariest thing about Nick Hamm's sci-fi thriller Godsend isn't the skulduggery about the origins of a devil child but the terrifying prospect that Robert De Niro has been replaced by an inferior clone.
April 30, 2004
It's hard to be frightened when you're snickering.
April 30, 2004
Godsend goes nowhere and takes the whole cast with it.
April 30, 2004
Every scare is telegraphed. Every surprise is recycled from a better thriller. Even the devil would send this one back.
April 30, 2004
A stylish variation on the age old science-as-boogeyman thriller.
April 30, 2004
Soupy, tedious mess.
April 30, 2004
This is one film that should be stamped, 'Return to sender.'
April 30, 2004
Lame, leaden and unthrilling.
April 30, 2004
Next to The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, this is the worst movie De Niro has ever been in.
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