Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: January 22, 2010 (limited)
DVD: June 29, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.82
based on 64 votes and 16 reviews
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Cast: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martha West


A world-renowned scientist, and a dedicated family man struggling to accept his daughter's death, Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) is torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place. He finds himself caught in a battle between faith and reason, love and truth.

This is the extraordinary story of Charles Darwin and how his master-work "The Origin of Species" came to light. It tells of a global revolution played out in the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most provocative idea in history—evolution; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child.

Director: Jon Amiel
Studio: D-Films
Producer(s): Jeremy Thomas
Screenplay: John Collee
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  • 3 stars "i liked the movie it was awoesme. although ben affleck wasn’t really that great."
  • 2 stars "sappy and boring. Bettany and Connolly give strong performances, but the movie is grossly weak on all other fronts."
  • 2 stars "Paul Bettany gives a great performance. However, that is the only thing worth watching in this film. I felt the director ought to have focused on Darwin's struggle with religion and his philosophy. Too bad. The movie had a lot of potential."