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Paul and Jessie Duncan have lost their beloved eight year-old son Adam in a tragic accident. As they are arranging for his burial, Dr. Richard Wells, approaches with the incredible offer to clone Adam, essentially bringing back their boy and reuniting their broken family. Despite the many legal, ethical and moral issues raised by the offer, the grieving couple, after much soul searching, accept Wells' proposal, placing them in a sort of Faustian pact with the doctor. But to the Duncans, the secrecy Wells demands is insignificant compared to the hope that their son will again have the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A pea-brained hodgepodge of The Omen (1976), The Sixth Sense (1999), and about 30 Grade-Z Bela Lugosi mad-scientist movies."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It ends up like any mass produced genre piece in which the only thing that is well developed is the film negative."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The script is long on the Big Issues, but comes up short in compelling dialogue. It needed a couple more drafts."
‑ Stefan Ulstein, Christianity Today
"[Relies] on cheap shocks instead of honestly exploring how the parents of a dead child might feel about raising his clone."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Sometimes interesting but always predictable."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
""Godsend" suffers from a feeble plot, laughable dialogue, and thriller cliches that barely effect the characteristic jolts of the genre."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Occasionally suspenseful but more often ludicrous."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Robert de Niro - once great actor whose name on a poster now tells anyone interested in good film to run to the hills"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"An embarrassingly nonsensical misfire."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It seems a shame to waste any of these actors on a movie with no higher aspirations than educing a few second-rate chills."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This pudgy, obvious DeNiro is definitely not the one I grew up admiring."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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