Knowing 2009

Knowing

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Knowing has some interesting ideas and a couple good scenes, but it's weighted down by its absurd plot and over-seriousness.

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Fifty years after it was buried in a time capsule, a schoolgirl's cryptic document falls into the hands of Caleb Koestler, the son of professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage). John figures out that the encoded message accurately lists every major disaster from the past five decades, and predicts three future calamities -- one a global cataclysm. When his warnings fall on deaf ears, John enlists the help of the prophetic author's daughter and granddaughter to try to avert the ultimate disaster.

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  • Jun 11, 2014
    Enjoyable Science Fiction thriller, Knowing managed to be a more impressive film than what I'd initially thought. Although not a great movie, this is nonetheless a good film, well worth your time. The film had a very good concept, which kept me entertained, however at times I did feel that there were aspects of the film could have been improved upon. Halfway through the film, the film seems to lose its vigor, and in turn, the vibe of the film sort of falters a bit, and instead of being a truly memorable, standout feature, it lingers on as a good, entertaining picture that never realizes its ambition of being a thought provoking, truly interesting film. I mean, the film is good, and it's entertaining, but it could have been so much more as well. Director Alex Proyas, who has experience in the Sci Fi genre, helms the project, and through his lens, he captures a good atmosphere that is engaging, but does lack in terms of unrealized potential. I was hoping for something truly great with this film, but as a whole, it's a good affair, one that is one of the better of recent Nicholas Cage films. If you can forget the film's flaws, you'll like it for what it is, just don't expect a truly grand sci fi epic, as the film leaves a bit to be desired. Proyas has directed better movies, but Knowing for what it is, is worth seeing if you enjoy mindless entertainment, and it's far better than what you might think. Although not a great movie, this film definitely doesn't deserve the negativity it has received. Go into the film with an open mind, and you might enjoy it.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2014
    It was interesting at first but then it didn't evolve into something impressive.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2012
    Scenario time: Some intern working in the studio renders out a 3D CGI scene of the sun's flares engulfing the world one city at a time, destroying everything. The future producer of "Knowing" sees this scene and immediate hires writers to come up with a screenplay as fast as possible revolving around this as the ending. They hire Nicolas Cage, because they know the movie's going to be awful regardless and . . . the birth of Knowing. Now, I wasn't there, but it seems like this is exactly how this film came to fruition.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2012
    When it comes to WTF endings, Knowing has a doozy. The story follows a MIT professor who gets a list of numbers that predict world disasters, and he soon becomes obsessed with finding a way to save his son when the numbers predict a global apocalypse. Nicolas Cage and Rose Byrne lead the cast and give good performances. And the story is quite interesting, full of intrigue and mystery. However, the ending is rushed and comes off as bizarre since it's not properly developed. Still, Knowing is a daring and provocative thriller that explores some interest themes.
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