Godsend (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A murky thriller with few chills, Godsend is features ludicrous dialogue, by-the-numbers plotting, and an excess of cheap shocks.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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David Edelstein

A pea-brained hodgepodge of The Omen (1976), The Sixth Sense (1999), and about 30 Grade-Z Bela Lugosi mad-scientist movies.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

[Relies] on cheap shocks instead of honestly exploring how the parents of a dead child might feel about raising his clone.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Sometimes interesting but always predictable.

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Cole Smithey

"Godsend" suffers from a feeble plot, laughable dialogue, and thriller cliches that barely effect the characteristic jolts of the genre.

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Time Out

An embarrassingly nonsensical misfire.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 20% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
holy craap ANOTHER SECRET WINDOW ENDING MOVIE??? man i guess i just forgot how many movies used that ending
Lady D'arbanville
A very original story about a controversial subject. Good performances all around with an almost eerie feel to the film. VERDICT: Definitely worth a… More
Bobby Hobbs
Human cloning is the topic, and it would of been a great movie had they kept it just as that. The movie itself had a great plot & start but the horror twist… More
Candy Rose
Great cast. Thriller about a couple who lose their son in a car accident but are able to clone him and bring him back to life.
Stephen M
Further proof, if any were needed, that Robert De Niro will make any old tripe if the fee is right. This is an unbelievably awful, instantly forgettable… More
Dean King
A very average thriller with no real scares as a couple agree to raise a clone of their dead son. However is the new kid a pure copy? Hide and seek is a bit… More

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