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Knowing Reviews

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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
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
March 20, 2009
Knowing is one of the dumbest films audiences are likely to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
March 22, 2009
...is better than THE WICKER MAN remake. But not by much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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
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
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
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.
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
July 24, 2009
Even with its intriguing, sci-fi-ish setup Knowing finds a way of consistently striking all the wrong notes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2009
He's like Mel Gibson in "Signs," only his visitors know how to open doors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 25, 2009
This year's prize for most ludicrous set-up and most ludicrous punchline
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
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
March 19, 2009
Hokum is best served straight, not as a New Age cocktail with too many ingredients.
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
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
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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