‘Creation’ a slow portrayal of a fascinating man

This is a very worthy bio of Charles Darwin (Bettany) and the problems he encountered while

Director: Jon Amiel

Cast: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connolly, Jeremy Northam, Martha West

Cert: PG

This is a very worthy bio of Charles Darwin (Bettany) and the problems he encountered while

writing ‘The Origin of the Species’, coupled with the personal tragedy that struck him and his

wife, Emma (Connolly), when their daughter, Annie (West), died.

A side-bar to the main story concerns the efforts of Darwin’s friend, Rev Innes (Northam), to

entice him back to God and not to stir things up with his creationism v evolution theories.

Darwin was a fascinating man but this film, for all its fine intentions, moves too slowly and

lacks any engrossing action to get us truly involved. Darwin’s is a story worth telling, but

not in this way.

Star Rating: 3/5

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