Godsend Synopsis
When 2 parents clone their dead son, everything is fine until his 8th birthday- and things go wrong.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Unravels in a series of spooky dream sequences, dopey detective work, and a couple of richly hambone-ian De Niro soliloquies.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Downright scary in some places, Godsend might be more potent if it wasn't watered down by religious trope predictability.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a thriller, a bad thriller, completely lacking in psychological or emotional truth.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The umpteenth recycled shocker about a mystical dark child with an aura of disaster.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The best that can be said about the film is that its naturalistic look and dark hues are occasionally intriguing, and its twist is fairly...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
This thin concoction of domestic drama and thriller suspense won't hold up after the curiosity factor runs its brief course. Neither Robert...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In Godsend, we have the spectacle of three good actors tied to the mast of a sinking premise.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Every scare is telegraphed. Every surprise is recycled from a better thriller. Even the devil would send this one back.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
At the half-hour mark, Godsend falls off the edge of reason, veering wildly away from what seems the promising beginning of a drama about...
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Godsend makes swill of religion, science, family, and morality. It has the sensitivity of a cactus, the ingenuity of a square wheel, and...
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Rated PG-13 | For violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material
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Common Sense Media says Not for kids 16 and under A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens.
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