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Featuring: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly & Toby Jones

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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  Well Acted Bio

| | See all Midget14's reviews (178)

Paul Bettany is fantastic in an enjoyable telling of the creation of Darwin's 'Origin of the Species'. The gentle plot pace & character development may distance some action film fans but seriously how many explosions could you fit into a film about a man writing a book?

  The best bits are in the trailer...

| | See all Microchoice's reviews (1)

Not sure who this film is aimed at, but the storyline lacked a little focus and direction on occasion which meant that time was spent on one subject or topic which asking the question..."what has this to do with creation"?


| | See all Rumaroo's reviews (52)

This film not only opens the minds of viewers and allows them to look at the world through Darwin's eyes, it also illustrates real life and the history of Darwin as a father as well as a biologist. It could be percieved as quite controversial for those who are more religion-orientated, but it wasn't intended to be blasphemous. It's simply a film on an important character in history and his life.

  The origin of 'On the origin of species'

| | See all Catworzel's reviews (4)

This could have been dull as dishwater, but it is actually wonderful. Visually bold and deeply moving, it is a treat for both the eyes and the mind - and that's a very rare thing in modern cinema.


| | See all Hazrat's reviews (1)

I love Charles Darwin and was blown away by this whole film especially how well Paul Bettany played such a complex character. The story is more about the emotional ordeals he went through whilst diciding weather to publish The Origin Of Species and spends more time on his family problems especially his eldest daughter, Annie, who died at childhood. Practically everyone knows about the story of evolution and how Darwin worked it out which is why, i think, the film is more based on private things during his time writing and theorising like the death of his daughter. It shows his Psychological and Physical troubles he went through trying to decide weather to show the world his theory which could have 'killed God'. The acting all through this film is wonderful. The relationship between Paul Bettany (Charles Darwin) and Jennifer Connelly (Emma Darwin) is brilliant as the two actors are married so they really bring out the love in these two characters.

Great Film. Very emotional, expect to cry in many places. Possibly not for everyone tastes based on the other reviews below but brilliantly acted, directed and written. A complete must see for any Darwin Fans. Five Stars.

  Not my cup of tea.

| | See all mattymark's reviews (531)

Great acting and everything else but it just wasn't what i enjoy an can get into but if you like the sound of the life of darwin then give this a go.


| | See all KevRoxx's reviews (17)

I went to the cinema to see this expecting an interesting story about Darwin. It was a story but interesting it certainly was'nt. It was well acted and the sets,locations were excellent but I just didnt get it and from the amount of zzzz I heard in the cinema I certainly wasnt on my own!

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