...delivers surprising domestic drama and religious controversy.
—Charlotte Triggs People
The 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.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
...those hoping to find great insight into Darwin's dense persona and personal history will not find a rich text in Creation, even if the film, on its own terms, is well-paced and sure in its tone and atmosphere.
—Chris Cabin filmcritic.com
Creation is a superbly creative exercise for its star, Paul Bettany, who plays Charles Darwin. But it's a subdued and meandering portrait of the conflicts underlying the development of the theory of evolution.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
The film is never less than intelligent and never more than accomplished.
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
...for the most part, Creation is Biopic 101, earnest and over-explained.
—Noel Murray Onion AV Club
This one means well, a kiss-of-death review if there ever was one.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone