Godsend

Godsend

*1/2

Reviewed by: David Haviland

Godawful more like.

Greg Kinnear plays a right-on teacher who has Robert De Niro's Mephistopholean geneticist clone his recently murdered son.

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The clone proves a perfect replacement, until he reaches the age at which the first son died and starts having murderous visions.

An inferior cross between The Omen and What Lies Beneath, this suffers from Perpetual Terror Syndrome, in which characters act like they're in a horror film even when nothing scary is happening.

The silliness of the plot is well matched by the absurd dialogue and disastrous miscasting, petering out to an ending - one of seven shot, apparently - which only qualifies by dint of the credits that follow.

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2004
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A teacher has his murdered son cloned, with frightening results.
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Director: Nick Hamm

Writer: Mark Bomback

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Robert De Niro, Cameron Bright, Merwin Mondesir, Sava Drayton, Jake Simons, Elle Downs, Edie Inksetter, Raoul Bhaneja, Jenny Levine

Year: 2004

Runtime: 102 minutes

BBFC: 15 - Age Restricted

Country: US/Canada

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