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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Every scare is telegraphed. Every surprise is recycled from a better thriller. Even the devil would send this one back. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In Godsend, we have the spectacle of three good actors tied to the mast of a sinking premise. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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 unpredictable, if far-fetched. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Unravels in a series of spooky dream sequences, dopey detective work, and a couple of richly hambone-ian De Niro soliloquies. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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 the ethics of human cloning and instead becomes the cheesiest of hallucinatory horror movies. show more

  • 30
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    This thin concoction of domestic drama and thriller suspense won't hold up after the curiosity factor runs its brief course. Neither Robert De Niro nor a phalanx of a dozen producers can deliver Godsend from unintentional comedy. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's a thriller, a bad thriller, completely lacking in psychological or emotional truth. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Downright scary in some places, Godsend might be more potent if it wasn't watered down by religious trope predictability. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Godsend is two-thirds of a good movie, with a final third that's just downright awful. So much wasted potential only makes the whole thing that much more painful. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Godsend is godawful. show more

  • March 18, 2010 Mtntrail2913
    Report This User

    Most horrible movie i have ever seen , please for the love of god do not rent this movie and waste your time. Your better off spending 2 hours dipping your hand in hot oil.

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