October 30, 2019
Part science fiction cliché, part religious crackpotism, [the ending's] genuinely bad enough to cast a shadow over the entire film.
March 20, 2019
Unbreakable quickly descends into bad CGI set-ups and portentous, hysterical exchanges.
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.
September 23, 2011
Suffice it to say that the last third is a mélange of Close Encounters and Christian eschatology, and you'll wish the film had stopped about 15 minutes sooner.
July 25, 2011
If those space-dudes are so friendly, why drive children insane with a bunch of weird code? Why not just show up on The Tonight Show and tell everybody the exact date and time? Lame! Also: Why fake Massachusetts? Why not just say: 'This is Australia.'
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.
July 6, 2010
Alex Proyas has gone all out on a film which, unfortunately, will be seen by many as an interesting experiment gone awry, rather than the sci-fi masterpiece it aspires to be.
July 6, 2010
A slog through lazy writing, indifferent acting and blase direction with no hope of anything but chaotic violence as reward.
June 2, 2010
A broad, leisurely jumble of Alfred Hitchcock-style suspense architecture and a dreary, paint-by-numbers Sci-Fi Channel Original, Knowing only seems to extract two reactions: nail-biting and eye-rolling.
October 31, 2009
... starts off as director Alex Proyas's take on "Final Destination" before going all "Close Encounters" on us. If only we hadn't seen it all before.
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.
August 25, 2009
This year's prize for most ludicrous set-up and most ludicrous punchline
July 24, 2009
Even with its intriguing, sci-fi-ish setup Knowing finds a way of consistently striking all the wrong notes.
July 11, 2009
Among the most troubling elements of 'Knowing' are its dark cinematography, outlandish plot, and a less-than-memorable performance by Nicolas Cage.
June 17, 2009
Sometimes it's nice when movies do things you never saw coming. Knowing is an exception.
June 10, 2009
Knowing that 'Knowing' is not worth your money is probably your best bet in movies to not pay for this weekend.
May 31, 2009
Some producers sat in a screening room and thought, "Wow, this is gonna be great!" I give the filmmakers kudos for fully committing to an ending that others might have tried to mitigate or avert. They also fully committed to the immensely stupid surprise
May 25, 2009
while the film deals with disaster, it's not quite the cinematic disaster that many were expecting.