Knowing Reviews

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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
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
March 20, 2009
Knowing is like two movies crammed into one, and though it tries to make up for the identity crisis with a shocking twist ending, it's the film's ham-fisted finale that's ultimately to blame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
March 20, 2009
Knowing is one of the dumbest films audiences are likely to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 18, 2009
The dizziness of it all might not have been so obvious had we not had a long prologue and a finale that climaxes with two or three anti-climaxes, a couple of them laugh-out-loud silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 22, 2009
...is better than THE WICKER MAN remake. But not by much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
March 20, 2009
In the film's conclusion Proyas undoes most of his good work from earlier, resulting in the disappointing ruin of what could have been a rather thought-provoking story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 19, 2009
Knowing is a classic case of a movie that is crammed with interesting ideas but is unable to conceptualize them in a compelling fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
March 19, 2009
It is predictable hogwash, and it gets even hogwashier until it arrives at an ending that manages to be inevitable, uninspired, and preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 20, 2009
...so convoluted, idiotic and preachy that it plays like M. Night Shyamalan adapting the Left Behind books. Only dopier.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
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
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
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
March 19, 2009
He's like Mel Gibson in "Signs," only his visitors know how to open doors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 25, 2009
This year's prize for most ludicrous set-up and most ludicrous punchline
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
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
March 22, 2009
Knowing's path is so far fetched, disturbing and down right awful that I would expect to find very few people who enjoyed this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 19, 2009
Hokum is best served straight, not as a New Age cocktail with too many ingredients.
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Trades occasional moments of inspiration for obvious allegory and second-hand action sequences that shoot for stark seriousness but can barely pass for pop spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 35/100
Tim Postins
Sky Movies
March 28, 2009
Somewhere in amongst the mystery/thriller/horror/sci-fi/drama genre-bending shenanigans something gets seriously lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Patrick Marmion
Daily Mail [UK]
March 27, 2009
'Knowing' this film certainly isn't, but if special effects are your thing, you'll enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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