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Noah (2014)



Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 214
Fresh: 164 | Rotten: 50

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.


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


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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
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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:
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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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The film sometimes plays like a Bible story filtered through the lens of a Snow White and the Huntsman -type re-imagining.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Forbes

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
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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:

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

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:

A water-logged 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

Audience Reviews for Noah

It has some glaring flaws, but overall, Noah is an enjoyable movie that is entertaining and thought-provoking. Aronofsky deftly blends his own unique interpretation of the story with the Biblical power and mysticism of the original. The film is a visual treat and features fantastic, powerful performances from Crowe and Watson.
September 13, 2014
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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An impressive visual achievement but the script sinks on ice.
September 11, 2014
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Interesting take on what the world was like in darkness, when The Creator wouldn't answer man because man was corrupt. That The Creator wanted to end mankind--chilling but frankly not entirely unbelievable. I liked the Watchers--something, literally, out of the stone age. I thought Russell Crowe did a wonderful job as the man entrusted with the most horrible task imaginable--I've seen that kind of single-minded ruthlessness in the cause of supposed goodness: jeez, just look around the world today. I loved Ham and his conflict with his father. Highly highly recommend.
August 21, 2014
Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

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Truthfully i couldn't get into it. Like it is visually beautiful and the cast is brilliant and the direction is fantastic but I dont have any love for the film and felt no thrill for it
August 12, 2014

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    1. Tubal Cain: You stand alone and defy me?
    2. Noah: I'm not alone.
    – Submitted by Philip H (3 months ago)
    1. Methuselah: Well, my boy, I've turned down better scripts in panto! DId you bring berries?
    – Submitted by Dennis D (5 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 (5 months ago)
    1. Noah: He said he's going to destroy the world.
    – Submitted by John H (5 months ago)
    1. Il-la: You chose mercy. You chose love.
    – Submitted by Trina B (5 months ago)
    1. Noah: Strength comes from the Creator.
    – Submitted by Trina B (5 months ago)
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