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drama, horror, thrillers

Following the death of their eight-year-old son, Adam, devastated parents Jessie and Paul are desperate to do anything to resurrect their beloved child. However, once resurrected, they never suspect such horrific consequences!

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common sense

OFF for kids age 15
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

A bad thriller that is too intense for tweens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is a horror-style thriller with many scary surprises and grisly images. Characters are in peril and some are killed. Characters drink alcohol and use some strong language.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about other stories inspired by the wish to bring back a loved one who has died, including The Vampire Lestat, The Monkey's Paw, and Frankenstein.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 28
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Top Critic Reviews

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

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

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

- David Edelstein, Slate, Sunday, June 6, 2004

Rotten: Not just a bad thriller but also a thing of pain.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Friday, April 30, 2004

Audience Reviews

0 star

Started out real good but then just died on me

- dukeakasmudge, Friday, October 23, 2009

2 stars

holy craap ANOTHER SECRET WINDOW ENDING MOVIE??? man i guess i just forgot how many movies used that ending

- LoughnerWasLucid, Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1 star

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 paranormal chiller. The parents of a genetically cloned child spend the entire film trying to prove there's a malevolent kink in his DNA and then, when they find this to be true, they choose to ignore it! How's that for plotting? The kid isn't creepy enough to make an impact, and the film is so painfully dull it feels three times longer than it actually is.

- harrycaul, Sunday, December 16, 2007