Knowing Reviews

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 24, 2011
A damned entertaining movie despite the fact that it stars Nicholas Cage.
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
A shotgun spray of metaphysics, cosmology, the Old Testament, flying saucers, angels, spooky blonde-haired men in black trench coats, mysterious little black rocks, two cute kids and a moose on fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Hank Sartin
Time Out Chicago
September 23, 2011
Suffice it to say that the last third is a mélange of Close Encounters and Christian eschatology, and you'll wish the film had stopped about 15 minutes sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
ÜberCiné
July 25, 2011
If those space-dudes are so friendly, why drive children insane with a bunch of weird code? Why not just show up on The Tonight Show and tell everybody the exact date and time? Lame! Also: Why fake Massachusetts? Why not just say: 'This is Australia.'
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010
Knowing is about faith; the belief that one day the mysteries of the universe will be explained to us, and the knowledge that anything is possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 9, 2010
It's a folly and a failure, but an intriguing one - an ambitious vision from a tremendous filmmaker that, sadly, had too much going on with not enough to say.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Alex Proyas has gone all out on a film which, unfortunately, will be seen by many as an interesting experiment gone awry, rather than the sci-fi masterpiece it aspires to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nathan Lee
NPR.org
July 6, 2010
A slog through lazy writing, indifferent acting and blase direction with no hope of anything but chaotic violence as reward.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 2, 2010
A broad, leisurely jumble of Alfred Hitchcock-style suspense architecture and a dreary, paint-by-numbers Sci-Fi Channel Original, Knowing only seems to extract two reactions: nail-biting and eye-rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
October 31, 2009
... starts off as director Alex Proyas's take on "Final Destination" before going all "Close Encounters" on us. If only we hadn't seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 10, 2009
Basically two movies wrestling around in a burlap bag full of rocks: one an ambitious, big-idea sci-fi yarn, the other a horror movie as dumb as ... well, that's where those rocks come in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Pay attention to Mr. Proyas' lighting and set design as well as the intense disaster sequences that dot Knowing: As with the rest of his oeuvre, the movie looks great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 25, 2009
This year's prize for most ludicrous set-up and most ludicrous punchline
August 14, 2009
Knowing feels like a bunch of cool ideas that were strewn about a table, picked up, shoved together, tied up with duct tape and, somehow, managed to stay working for the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Knowing is a bit of a revelation. Against all odds, it's not actually half bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 24, 2009
Even with its intriguing, sci-fi-ish setup Knowing finds a way of consistently striking all the wrong notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 22, 2009
Excessive finale aside, its novel concept makes for a mental and action package worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 11, 2009
Among the most troubling elements of 'Knowing' are its dark cinematography, outlandish plot, and a less-than-memorable performance by Nicolas Cage.
Richard Edwards
SFX Magazine
June 17, 2009
Sometimes it's nice when movies do things you never saw coming. Knowing is an exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Clay Cane
BET.com
June 10, 2009
Knowing that 'Knowing' is not worth your money is probably your best bet in movies to not pay for this weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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