Knowing Reviews

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September 12, 2017
... I was dozing off...
August 14, 2009
Knowing feels like a bunch of cool ideas that were strewn about a table, picked up, shoved together, tied up with duct tape and, somehow, managed to stay working for the ride.
April 3, 2009
Rather like watching an intricately arranged set of dominos starting to topple. That's neat. I didn't see that one coming, you think, as yet another train carriage joins the pile-up.
April 3, 2009
The final message may be trite, even saccharine, but Knowing would be pretty well unbearable without it. Proyas has made a truly haunting and terrifying film.
March 31, 2009
As well as being perversely pessimistic for a blockbuster, it's rendered tedious by a dense plot and lifeless characters. Even M Night Shyamalan would have done a better job. How dare such an empty film ask us to endure many realistic scenes of carnage?
March 27, 2009
Mixing Spielbergian child-like wonder, disaster movie spectacle and the cod-religious silliness of M Night Shyamalan's 'Signs'. The premise is compelling, but the execution is over-cooked.
March 27, 2009
A clunky screenplay doesn't help matters, but the spectacularly shoddy special effects are the nail in the coffin for this doomsday scenario.
March 27, 2009
Some movies, however unpromising, can be saved by a great ending. Here is one.
March 27, 2009
Knowing isn't good, exactly, but for connoisseurs of good-bad, it hits the spot like an asteroid.
March 27, 2009
The slam-bang set pieces deliver. So, with his spooked features and breathy-orotund voice, does Cage.
March 27, 2009
For sci-fi fans, this could become a contemporary classic.
March 27, 2009
You're better off not knowing.
March 27, 2009
The CGI is unconvincing, the big shock-and-awe finale is a throwback to the days of Deep Impact, and underneath it all is the nervous American insistence that there is life beyond the stars.
March 27, 2009
Even Cage's hair weave is less amusing than usual, while a so-bad-it's-boring plot speeds along with all the urgency of a snail setting out for a potter about the garden.
March 27, 2009
Knowing, though the story of disasters, isn't a total disaster itself. It's just too ambitious for its own good.
March 27, 2009
Know1ng is a terrible movie. But for sheer "you can't do that. You CAN'T do that. Did they just do that?" slack-jawed, drop- yer-popcorn astonishment, it's hard to see how this will be beaten in 2009.
March 23, 2009
There's nothing really special about this film, other than an interesting premise.
March 23, 2009
Things started to fall off of the deep end very quickly.
March 23, 2009
If Alex Proyas' Knowing were reasonably entertaining -- instead of just dour, pointless and tedious -- it would be a camp classic.
March 23, 2009
If you want to know how inept the movie is...well, it's so inept that you may wish you were watching an M. Night Shyamalan version of the very same premise.
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