Clone

Clone

Rebecca and Thomas had a winning formula. Reunited childhood sweethearts, they overcame every obstacle which stood in their way but now comes their biggest challenge; can they overcome death? When Thomas dies suddenly, Rebecca struggles to live in a world without him. Consumed by desperation she even contemplates the idea of cloning. Can she bring Thomas back once more? Will she be able to live with the consequences if she does? 1.7 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
Clone

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Certificate
Genre Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
Director Benedek Fliegauf
Cast Matt Smith, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight Eva Green
Studio Arrow Films Cinema
Release Date May 2012
Running Time 107 mins
 

Rebecca and Thomas had a winning formula. Reunited childhood sweethearts, they overcame every obstacle which stood in their way but now comes their biggest challenge; can they overcome death? When Thomas dies suddenly, Rebecca struggles to live in a world without him. Consumed by desperation she even contemplates the idea of cloning. Can she bring Thomas back once more? Will she be able to live with the consequences if she does?

Reviews

Total Film

Jamie Russell

Before you can say “We can rebuild him” she’s taken his DNA and given birth to a clone who she then grooms as her future lover. Someone call Social Services!

01/01/1900

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

It’s beautifully shot ... but it’s slowly paced with frequent long takes, little dialogue and an acute desire to promote atmosphere above drama.

04/05/2012

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The Guardian

Henry Barnes

The germ of a good idea lies dormant in the petri dish, waiting for something in this weird, dreary sci-fi romance to shock it into life.

03/05/2012

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Time Out

Tom Huddleston

The subject matter is never adequately explored: writer-director Benedek Fliegauf is more interested in a half-formed attack on social injustice than the more interesting emotional core of the situation. Most damningly, the acting – Green excepted – is awful.

02/05/2012

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The Times

Wendy Ide

Eva Green is contained and creepy as the young woman who decides to give birth to a clone of her dead boyfriend. Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is as irritating as a plague of head lice as the boyfriend in question.

04/05/2012

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

It’s not clear whether the writer and director Benedek Fliegauf means this unusual family setup to be a warning about cloning or a symbolic dramatisation of maternal possessiveness. Either way, the film is pretentiously over the top.

06/05/2012

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The New York Times

Jeanette Catsoulis

This stagnant drama from the Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf fizzles. But if you have a son approaching 30 who needs a swift kick out of the nest, by all means buy him a ticket. He’ll be gone before you can say, Oedipus.

29/03/2012

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