Godsend (2004) Movie Review


Godsend (2004)

2004 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
102 minutes /

User Score: 64/100

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Godsend Review


A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth.

Godsend (2004) is an American/Canadian Sci-Fi thriller drama horror movie that was not what I expected it to be. Director Nick Hamm (The Hole (2001), The Very Thought of You (1998), Killing Bono (2011)) did an awful job directing this movie. I think the screenplay by writer Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), The Wolverine (2013), Total Recall (2012)) was at fault also. The movie contains one sexual scene and minor sexual language, minor violence, no suspense, intense scenes and drama.

Paul Duncan (Greg Kinnear - Little Miss Sunshine (2006), As Good as It Gets (1997), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Ghost Town (2008)) and his wife Jessie who would do anything to have their son with them forever. Paul and Jessie (Rebecca Romijn - X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men (2000), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Femme Fatale (2002)) eight-year-old son, Adam died the day after his eighth birthday. Jessie and Paul did not hesitate to make a life-changing decision about Adam (Cameron Bright - Running Scared (2006), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007)). Dr. Richard Wells (Robert De Niro - Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Meet the Parents (2000)) told the parents that he can clone Adam. Although it is illegal, Jessie and Paul agreed to do it and relocate their residence. They were enjoying Jessie until his eighth birthday when everything started taking a change for the worse. Adam began to have violent nightmares and visions after his eighth birthday.

It is soon discovered that Doctor Wells mixed a little boy’s DNA with Adam’s DNA because he has other intentions. Adam now has a memory of himself and the other person. The other person was a distressed child that was reckless, dangerous and misbehaved. Watch this movie to see what happens to Adam and if he will be cured. What was Dr. Wells intention and who is the little boy? I would recommend an open minded individual to watch this movie because it will leave you asking some questions.

I gave this movie a five because it was an okay watch but very predictable. I like this movie a little because I can relate to the parents and their need to have their son again. There were plot holes and daunting moments in the film, but the child actors did a really good job with their roles. The other actors did an okay job with their parts. The cinematography, sets, special effects, and music were all fine but not above average. Parents can relate to the concept of this movie and what Jessie and Paul are feeling/going through.

About Godsend 2004

Title: Godsend
Year: 2004
Runtime: 102 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.15/5 stars from 11 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Chris Britton, Cameron Bright, Robert De Niro, Rebecca Romijn, Devon Bostick, Merwin Mondesir, Michael Sercerchi, Melanie Tonello, Zoie Palmer, Munro Chambers, Ingrid Veninger, Darrell Hicks, Marcia Bennett, Sava Drayton, Edie Inksetter, Jenny Cooper, Matt Robinson, Thomas Chambers, Claire Sheasgreen, Jeff Christensen, David Rehder, Deborah Odell, Nancy Hochman, Jordan Scherer, Clare Stone, Al Bernstein, Lisa Ciara, Tracey Hoyt, Greg Kinnear, Leslie Ann Coles
Writers: Mark Bomback
Director: Nick Hamm

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