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Noah (2014)

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77

Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 213
Fresh: 164 | Rotten: 49

With sweeping visuals grounded by strong performances in service of a timeless tale told on a human scale, Darren Aronofsky's Noah brings the Bible epic into the 21st century.

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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 35 | Rotten: 11

With sweeping visuals grounded by strong performances in service of a timeless tale told on a human scale, Darren Aronofsky's Noah brings the Bible epic into the 21st century.

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Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Directed by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (c) Paramount

Jul 29, 2014

$101.2M

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In a single sequence, Aronofsky combines creationism, Darwinian evolution, original sin, the end of days, and radical environmentalism.

April 7, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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For all the high-tech showmanship on display, this retelling of Noah and the Ark marks a serious effort to engage with the Old Testament as a literary text.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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In some ways, Noah resembles one of those Kirk Cameron movies about the apocalypse, only with a better cast and more dazzling special effects.

March 29, 2014 Full Review Source: ChristyLemire.com
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Rock Transformers.

March 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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It's overlong and a times sluggish. The fights and battles, designed to give an epic fantasy feel to the movie, are grave miscalculations. And the overabundance of CGI often makes Noah look like a video game.

March 28, 2014 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Darren Aronofsky's film about the Old Testament shipbuilder has been sparking controversy - but there's no denying that the Great Flood, digitized, is a pretty great flood.

March 28, 2014 Full Review Source: NPR
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Noah isn't exactly the epic that bible-thumpers wished for, but Aronofsky's vision is masterful enough to create truly mesmerizing moments without being swept away by the murky waters of blockbuster boredom.

July 30, 2014 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

This is an epic that could easily have gotten lost in spectacle, but Aronofsky has managed to balance things just right, making for a thrilling and touching cinematic experience.

July 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

Aronofsky manages to transform a story, hokey on paper and even on reflection, into a spiritual flood-saga that's pretty damned immersive and elemental in its power.

July 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

It isn't the changes to the base story that are bothersome. It's the bat-guano crazy embellishments that make little to no sense in the grand scheme of things that do.

June 15, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

Aronofsky's signature grandiosity is too often at odds with -- and diminished by -- the familial melodrama he has created aboard the vessel.

May 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Artforum
Artforum

Noah manages to be both reverent and action-conscious, but not strongly either one.

May 14, 2014 Full Review Source: The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot

It ranges far, wide and clumsily in expanding its slender source material, but Noah aches with aspiration, its sincerity and ambition virtually leaping off the screen.

April 28, 2014 Full Review Source: America Magazine
America Magazine

It's ultimately clear that the movie could've lost half of its running time without sacrificing any of its important story and character beats...

April 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

It's certainly not the sometimes-whimsical Bible story that's told to so many children. Director Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' is a drama about a tormented man determined to do God's bidding and about people who are ravaging the earth.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Aronofsky makes an intermittently arresting Bible movie

April 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

Aronofsky's grand, crazy vision is filled with more awe and reverence than a traditional snoozefest like Son of God, and, in its fun, flawed and chaotic way, Noah is a popcorn flick about the endless wonders of the universe and of the human soul.

April 16, 2014 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Darren Aronofsky upends convention-but stays true to the bible-with this controversial epic.

April 16, 2014 Full Review Source: People Magazine
People Magazine

Pro-vegan and anti-industrial messages aside... as (a) non-Biblical, alternative history version of the Great Flood, there's some interesting stuff going on here.

April 16, 2014 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

A water-logged turkey...an epic disaster of truly biblical proportions...Bloated, gloomy, super self-serious and - worst of all - boring, the film is so dull and portentous it's likely to make atheists convert, just so they can pray to God to save them.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: 3AW

There is so much here that is wonderful and strange, my problems with the film are not much more than quibbles. ... I think Noah is Darren Aronofsky's Take Shelter.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Looking Closer
Looking Closer

Add Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" to the list of Bible-themed film epics ranging from magnificent to stuffy to silly.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

An auteurist monument to monomania inspired by Judeo-Christian culture's most famous report of a divine reboot..

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A bold, trippy new interpretation of an old, old story, about miracles of varying size and shape, in which we still today might find some new angles of inspiration.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: American Profile
American Profile

a deeply insane interpretation

April 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

What's finally impressive about Noah, even to those of us who are hardly unconditional Aronofskians, is the degree of unbending faith on which this massively ambitious venture is built.

April 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

Audience Reviews for Noah

An intense, multi-layered parable that defies us to consider all the complex implications of serving the demands of a manipulative, petty and sadistic Creator (both entity and faith) instead of facing Him to follow our hearts - which is something that unfortunately still happens today with many religious people.
July 30, 2014
blacksheepboy

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Although occasionally descending into typical blockbuster territory with its gigantic special effects, Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' is a thought-provoking and at times intense depiction of the Biblical story with an intriguing examination of the titular character.
July 26, 2014
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

Equal parts strange and stunning, Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic is a brooding revisionist work that's a singular artistic achievement of both honest power and otherworldly gravitas.
June 20, 2014
YLOWBSTARDreturns

Super Reviewer

Though some of the CGI feels a little clunky, Aronofsky places his indelible touch on this bible epic with breathtaking visuals, an engaging story, and great performances from the entire cast, especially Crowe.
June 1, 2014
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

    1. Tubal Cain: You stand alone and defy me?
    2. Noah: I'm not alone.
    – Submitted by Philip H (51 days ago)
    1. Methuselah: Well, my boy, I've turned down better scripts in panto! DId you bring berries?
    – Submitted by Dennis D (3 months ago)
    1. Tubal Cain: Did you really think you could protect yourself from me in that?
    2. Noah: It's not protection from you.
    – Submitted by Justin K (4 months ago)
    1. Noah: He said he's going to destroy the world.
    – Submitted by John H (4 months ago)
    1. Il-la: You chose mercy. You chose love.
    – Submitted by Trina B (4 months ago)
    1. Noah: Strength comes from the Creator.
    – Submitted by Trina B (4 months ago)
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