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Noah 2014

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The end of the world... is just the beginning.

After visions foretelling the end of the world due to man's mistreatment of it, Noah (Russell Crowe) prepares for an apocalyptic flood by building an enormous ark. It will house the planet's wildlife as waters rise, but will the evil of man have any place in God's new world?  Co-stars Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan). More

One of the last in the line of Seth (Cain and Abel's lesser-known sibling), Noah helps his family exist in harmony with creation, even as the environment is destroyed around them by the greed of mankind. After a vision depicting a doomed, drowned world, Noah seeks the help of his grandfather Methuselah (Hopkins), who entrusts him with a seed from the Garden of Eden that quickly brings a vast forest into being. With this raw material, Noah begins the construction of a vast ask with the help of his family and the Watchers, fallen angels now confined to Earth. But desperate men and women, led by Tubal-cain (Winstone) prepare to take the Ark, and even as a vast flood descends across the planet, those aboard have no guarantee of safety.

The story by Aronofsky and John Logan (SkyfallGladiator) began life as a graphic novel published in 2011. Producer Scott Franklin told EW, "Noah is a very short section of the Bible with a lot of gaps, so we definitely had to take some creative expression in it. But I think we stayed very true to the story and didn't really deviate from the Bible, despite the six-armed angels." Hide

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230 votes / 57 comments The Talk

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    • jess

      logan lerman too

    • SYBLE

      This looks good

    • the movie master

      Very cool trailer

    • bdawg

      ROFL. Oh lawd.

    • the d

      think i just saw the whole movie

    • Simple

      every Christian knows da story .. but its de action n drama dats gonna make it gooooooooooooood.

    • Hoddy

      Great fictional story

    • .

      Awesome

    • Piet

      Wowee!!! Can not wait for this.

    • SARAH

      Looks pretty good. Got a good cast. Worth seeing !

    • Ellie

      Great cast. Definitely will be going to see it.

    • JJ

      EPIC! Photography looks amazing.

    • radiogirl

      At last! Epic, awesome, terrifying and true and Russell Crowe as Noah - bring it on!

    • Jess M

      All star ensemble, great originality and inspiration...plot predicability???

    • cowboybob

      Ha ha Radiogirl...'True' LMAO

    • slychick

      Looks like a really good remake

    • ian

      looks like russel crowes best to date

    • Doz

      Great way to tell the story

    • jools

      if this happened in modern day, and I were Noah- I'd only take a few people and all the animals I could- the way people are today-

    • RexH

      2012 all over again. And we all know how it ends! FX look good but I'm sick of BS being paraded as fact!

    • kishore

      meh....

    • Kaka

      This is so not kaka

    • syble

      Can't wait to see this. Love my bible stories.

    • thedude

      Let's face it, all the guys are only going to see it cause Emma's in it. ;)

    • Neata pordie

      Looks really good can't wait to see it, also looks like some great special effects ,great cast too. Anthony Hopkins

    • John Jakovac

      From the short scenes that have been available this movie is NOT Biblical ! It makes Noah out as the first green activist which he was not.

    • mary

      excited!

    • Paige

      Woohoo,can't wait!

    • susanna

      Want to see this epic story on the big screen.....awesome.

    • johnny weismuller

      i thought tarzan called all the animals...arr uarrr oooh arr...i'll be there in the leopard skin...cheetah get in that ark...

    • kb

      If I happen to go see it, at the start of the film if it says "based on true events" I'll laugh my ass off and walk out the cinema.

    • Ange

      Rusty, top performer! I'm sure he will do Noah justice.

    • Dora

      Film looks great, effects and all, but that ark doesn't look like the one from the Bible. I hope they didnt alter the story.

    • Did we need this movie?

      I'm saying no...Why? It looks like a rubbish adaptation of an allegorical story- that never happened.

    • Willlburrr

      Happy to watch Biblical characters on the big screen but would much prefer the story wasn't butchered

    • johnny wismuller

      my name is maximus decimus meridius ..if u find yourself riding in the fields of elysium ..no no sorry wrong movie

    • johnny weismuller

      you may look in the fields of elysium for ...girlus emmerus ...yu will have to fight yur way thru all of the bloke-us looking for emmerus

    • I wonder if there will be any supernatural beings as some theologians suggest existed before the flood.

    • johnny weismuller

      so emma that makes me your nth cousin m times removed ...yay we can be married..and have little emmas...

    • jason

      but in 19th cent perth anglicans bred with anglicans so fellas your girlfriend could be your 6th cousin or heaven forbid less

    • jason

      eh boys ..yu want to check that girlfriends family history...holy jesus...

    • Antz

      Viewers beware? Jesus liked today to Noah's day?They ate drank & married taking no note till the Flood swept them away.

    • jason

      eh maximus decimus ...what happened to the rabbitohs ..ha ha you betta start praying to jesus for this season

    • BERNADETTE

      I would love to this movie about noah

    • Bernadette

      very excited to see it cant wait as i read all about Noah in the bible

    • Bored

      I see wings and flaming sword!!! Angels are here.

    • hopeless

      Hopeless

    • Stuie

      Great cast! Great movie! Bear in mind it was a part of a uge valley that flooded, not the world!

    • Troy

      what a load of rubbish if you take the ark out of the movie change Russell Crowe name from Noah to Luke Sky Walker u could b cing star wars

    • EarlyRiser

      Maybe it wasn't so much about the story but more about making a bucket load of cash from the duped religious folks who flocked to see it

    • brah

      Fu ck me this was good!

    • chris afa

      good movie

    • Chris

      One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Follows the bible story very loosely and makes a push for evolution.

    • looks terrible

      another movie i'm NOT gonna see this year. i just saw the whole movie in the trailers and i already know whats gonna happen

    • Enjoyable

      I loved this movie, it was a good idea to stay away from the original story and enjoy it for what it is, a piece of fantasy

    • god

      fantasy like the whole bible

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  • Chris

    A boring waste of money, I'm surprised Russell Crowe accepted the role.

  • Mr G

    Sorry can't agree here. 4 stars from me.

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Dominic Corry Flicks Writer

I've always believed that in cinema, ambition must be celebrated – outsized ambition, especially so. That stance is being challenged like never before with Darren Aronofsky's Noah. The filmmaker's previous works have all demonstrated affection for the more operatic modes of filmic storytelling, and that carried me through 2006's The Fountain, which counts as an interesting failure. After reigning things in a little with The Wrestler and Black Swan, Aronofsky is back in his gargantuan sand box for Noah, and unlike The Fountain, there's never any sense that his vision has been compromised. More

It makes it all the more disappointing that the new work is so consistently befuddling. A pseudo-Biblical epic that employs generic terminology seemingly in an effort to not alienate secular audiences, Noah features plenty of big moments and impressive visual beats, but ultimately fails to cohere.

Character-wise, the film focuses on Noah's arc (sorry) as a follower of 'The Creator' whose devotion is greatly tested. Crowe's cinematic presence remains powerful, but the actor's jerkiness shines through the screen. I try to overlook actors' private lives when watching movies, but in the realm of grumpy Hollywood stars, he manages to make Harrison Ford seem cheery.

Aronofsky seems uninterested in the animals beyond a few cheaply-rendered 'crowd' shots, but there are other visual wonders to behold, not least of which is a group of Jim Henson-ish rock monster things called 'Watchers'. But visual splendour can only carry a film so far. That's not to say this is an empty film, it's just that its meat is filled with gristle that is hard to bite through.

Aronofsky's stated attempts to set this story in an ambiguous time and place amount to very little – this is Old Testament wrath all the way, and there's no mistaking it. There may be no faulting Aronofsky's ambition, but the finished product is another story altogether. Hide

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  • Hopeful

    But very disappointed!!

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Great expectations

Cisca Nobody (?)

NOT!! this was so disappointing. Wierd and pointless. would not recommend

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  • Chris

    I totally agree. Boring boring boring.

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Dreadful

BrianB Nobody (?)

I think I've seen worse but I can't think of any. Interminable, tries to out-do Lord of the Rings- and fails. Don't waste your money.

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"God" what have they done

LuvMovies A-Lister (?)

This was meant to be a biblical movie but was over dramatize with Hollywood influence. Had waited awhile to watch Noah with high expectation but was let down with great disappointment. It's boring and it felt like the movie has drag on for too long, but it was just over two hours long. Not a family movie and 'Parents' please don't take your kids as I have made that mistake (not pleasant for kids).
This will be the worst Biblical movie for 2014 so far as there are a few more to come.
Russell Crowe worst movie ever, no wonder why Christian Bale went and did "Exodus" than "Noah".

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  • swad

    It was a loads of old balls!!!

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How did the world survive Noah the first time ?

Out2c Nobody (?)

Absolute rubbish. Thank goodness the person I went with paid as I would have been really annoyed paying for this movie. The absolute worst acting by Russell Crowe who was mis-cast

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  • GOODvEVIL

    agree.. great moral question. should all the world be destroyed.. are we worthy of saving? i think not.. yet we are still here!

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No-a-good idea Russel

RealityCheck Flicks Superstar (?)

Noah
Great premis for an amazing film, based on a pretty top selling book. Epic to watch, the stregth of will an struggles that a father went through doing what he felt was right. Tough. Like in 'Incredibles' -"Im not strong enough" or 'V For Vendetta' -"I dare do all that maybe become a man"... Along with a for TreeBeard look-a-likes!

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not worthy of rating

Brian1 Flicks Superstar (?)

A piss take? Seems like it.
takes ridiculousness to new levels.
Believers must be left totally confused, however, a good job was done of demonstrating how blind faith can be used to justify anything.
Peter Jackson would have been proud if it were another in the middle earth yarns.

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Absolute blasphemy - one star too many.

McG Nobody (?)

It will make for a resonable movie under the name of Tom's deluge but certainly not Noah. When using such a title, people expect to see something similar to the true account. Facts screwed up in this film:
1. Noah's sons were already married by the time they boarded the ark.
2.Noahs first born, Shem, was 98 years old at the time of the flood.
3. Eight, yes Aronofsky, EIGHT people BOARDED the ark, not 6 + 1 stowaway.
4. The watchers looked like humans, just bigger, not slimy rock monsters.
5. The Creator spoke directly to Noah, not in a few vague dreams.
6. The Creator even gave Noah the exact measurements of the ark.
I can go on for quite some time listing hundreds of other less significant error but lets leave it at that for now. So next time, get the facts straight Aronofsky, or give your movie another name.

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Drags on & on ...

smileyface B-Grader (?)

A biblical dramatisation which didn't do the Bible or the audience justice. Interminable and lowest common denominator stuff.

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I wished I'd drowned!

The_Chihuahua A-Lister (?)

This movie is just that! Wet and sad. It's should of been more like "Nooooo...Aaaargh!" Yeah, kill me now. How do I ask for a refund on my time?

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Press Reviews

76% of critics recommend

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Variety (USA)

It is never less than fascinating — and sometimes dazzling — in its ambitions. Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

Aronofsky wrestles one of scripture's most primal stories to the ground and extracts something vital and audacious. Full review.

Empire (UK)

Inventive, ambitious, brutal and beautiful: a potent mythological epic. But also willfully challenging, as likely to infuriate as inspire. Full review.

Dissolve (USA)

The laudable ambition makes it easy to forgive some rough patches. Full review.

Telegraph (UK)

A familiar story made newly poetic and strange with a flavour that’s less Genesis than Revelation. Full review.

Guardian (UK)

What is so economical, and beautifully expressed, on the page can become a heavy, lumbering beast when translated into conventional narrative. Full review.

Time Out New York

A wildly stupid, yet still train-wreck-fascinating piece of work. Full review.