Knowing

Knowing

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Knowing

Nicholas Cage plays professor Ted Myles, who discovers a coded set of numbers in a time capsule dug up at his son's primary school. Ted works out that the code predicts the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past fifty years. It includes the foretelling of three additional events, the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale. Ted's attempt to alert the authorities falls on deaf ears, so he takes it upon himself to try and prevent the disasters.

Directed by Aussie Alex Proyas (I, Robot, Dark City).

2009Rating: M, contains supernatural themes121 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Genre fans always looking for something new and awesome may feel like they've seen most of this before, but the conceptual and emotional strength of Summit's Nicolas Cage starrer largely carries the day.

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Total Film

Total Film

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In truth, however, Knowing has a far more insidious agenda: to convince non-believers like Cage, an embittered, alcoholic atheist since his wife’s death, there is intelligent design in the universe.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The draggy, lurching two hours of Knowing will make you long for the end of the world, even as you worry that there will not be time for all your questions to be answered.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Knowing is among the best science-fiction films I've seen -- frightening, suspenseful, intelligent and, when it needs to be, rather awesome.

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Newshub

Newshub

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The fact I was in near hysterics as the credits rolled was not a good sign, given this film is meant to be an end-of-the-world disaster movie, not a comedy.

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Whatever else Proyas has done in Knowing, he has created an ending that is sure to divide audiences into camps of love it or hate it, deeming its message either hopeful or hopelessly heavy-handed. For me, it doesn't quite work; still I'm glad he took the risk.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Director Alex Proyas resolutely thinks in B-movie terms. Even with an A-list budget, he oversells every plot point and gooses the thrills with hokey lighting, bombastic music and serious overacting.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director Alex Proyas resolutely thinks in B-movie terms. Even with an A-list budget, he oversells every plot point and gooses the thrills with hokey lighting, bombastic music and serious overacting.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

You’re better off not knowing.

2.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

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It might all fall to bits during the deliriously overproduced finale, but the ride there is actually worth taking. Mark it down under "pleasant surprises" and have a look if there are no tickets left for Star Trek.

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Alex Proyas directed the excellent CROW and the interesting DARK CITY and then the big dumb dull popcorn epic I ROBOT and then this sorry excuse for a sci-fi actioner. Some nice cgi and some bizarre - was that a moose... in flames? Seriously? It ranks alongside Tony Scott's predictable sci-fi bore DEJA VU and joins Nic Cage's ever expanding catalogue of...

1.0
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luv it!!

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Genre fans always looking for something new and awesome may feel like they've seen most of this before, but the conceptual and emotional strength of Summit's Nicolas Cage starrer largely carries the day.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

In truth, however, Knowing has a far more insidious agenda: to convince non-believers like Cage, an embittered, alcoholic atheist since his wife’s death, there is intelligent design in the universe.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The draggy, lurching two hours of Knowing will make you long for the end of the world, even as you worry that there will not be time for all your questions to be answered.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Knowing is among the best science-fiction films I've seen -- frightening, suspenseful, intelligent and, when it needs to be, rather awesome.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The fact I was in near hysterics as the credits rolled was not a good sign, given this film is meant to be an end-of-the-world disaster movie, not a comedy.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Whatever else Proyas has done in Knowing, he has created an ending that is sure to divide audiences into camps of love it or hate it, deeming its message either hopeful or hopelessly heavy-handed. For me, it doesn't quite work; still I'm glad he took the risk.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director Alex Proyas resolutely thinks in B-movie terms. Even with an A-list budget, he oversells every plot point and gooses the thrills with hokey lighting, bombastic music and serious overacting.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director Alex Proyas resolutely thinks in B-movie terms. Even with an A-list budget, he oversells every plot point and gooses the thrills with hokey lighting, bombastic music and serious overacting.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

You’re better off not knowing.

2.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

It might all fall to bits during the deliriously overproduced finale, but the ride there is actually worth taking. Mark it down under "pleasant surprises" and have a look if there are no tickets left for Star Trek.

0

Alex Proyas directed the excellent CROW and the interesting DARK CITY and then the big dumb dull popcorn epic I ROBOT and then this sorry excuse for a sci-fi actioner. Some nice cgi and some bizarre - was that a moose... in flames? Seriously? It ranks alongside Tony Scott's predictable sci-fi bore DEJA VU and joins Nic Cage's ever expanding catalogue of...

1.0
0

luv it!!

4.0
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