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Darwin’s Darkest Hour

directed by John Bradshaw
Washington (DC): National Geographic Television, 2009. 90 minutes.

Of these two cinematic accounts of Darwin’s life, reviewer Timothy H. Goldsmith prefers Darwin’s Darkest Hour. “It ... offers a more elegant presentation of evolution by natural selection, often accompanied by stunning photography.” Creation, in contrast, presents “at best a narrow and at worst a distorted picture of Darwin,” and a less satisfactory explanation of natural selection.