Creation

How he saw the world changed it forever


Creation
This BBC-backed film takes a look at how Darwin's ''On the Origin of the Species'' came to be written. It focuses more on Darwin the man than Darwin the scientist, showing the immense personal sacrifices he made to get his book published. It led to conflict with his religious wife, which was compounded by his ill health and the loss of his favourite daughter. The book went on to change the way we view the world.

106 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13.
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany , Jeremy Northam, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, Jim Carter
Director
Jon Amiel
ScreenplayJohn Collee, from the biography by Randal Keynes
MusicChristopher Young
CinematographyJess Hall
EditingMelanie Oliver
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byRecorded Pictures Company, Ocean Pictures, BBC Films, UK Film Council

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, biography
LanguageMild, infrequent, no impact
NudityBrief, infrequent,non-sexual, no close-ups, semi-naked
SexNone
ViolenceSome psychological brief threat and menace, infrequent
PrejudiceSome racial prejudice in historical context, brief, infrequent
BlasphemySome in scientifici and religious arguments in the theory of education
Drug abuseBrief alcohol, no impact
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconNo evolution in Darwin film plot
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
15
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey quote iconBiopic a survival of the stiffest
5
Box Office
Barbara Goslawski quote iconThis one might be too milquetoast to make it in Hollywood’s cycle of natural selection
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe filmmakers do their best to keep Darwin's theory in the picture, but it sadly isn't fit enough to struggle against the dominant species of Hollywood executives.
15
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant quote iconCreation does offer enough charm and sincerity
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThis one means well, a kiss-of-death review if there ever was one.
10
Metacritic.com
28 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
93 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThis Charles Darwin biopic is curiously dispassionate, but Creation contains some of director Jon Amiel's best work, and Paul Bettany's performance is not to be missed.
9

What the People say

Internet
2471 Netizens quote iconBrilliant Performances
13

Average .. 49%

10

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