Knowing Reviews

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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.
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, though the story of disasters, isn't a total disaster itself. It's just too ambitious for its own good.
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.
March 20, 2009
The movie begins shameless, grows stupid and winds up silly. If the ending had less of the air of a crackpot religion and more pretentiousness, you could almost call it Shyamalanish.
March 20, 2009
An uneasy blending of sci-fi and religion, fate and faith -- the same mish-mash that has bedeviled most of M. Night Shyamalan's recent movies, and leaves this film leaden with self-importance.
March 20, 2009
It's pretty much impossible to take the rest of a film seriously once you've seen a flaming moose running toward the camera in slow motion.
March 20, 2009
The frustrating thing about Knowing is the story is worthy. But director Proyas tries to cram too much in, as if the tricks and effects wizardry are all that really counts. They aren't.
March 20, 2009
The narrative corner into which this movie, directed by Alex Proyas, paints itself is a simultaneously silly and morbidly depressing one.
March 20, 2009
For me, it doesn't quite work; still I'm glad he took the risk.
March 20, 2009
Its breathlessness and permanent state of confusion make you long for the assured touch of M. Night Shyamalan.
March 20, 2009
The draggy, lurching two hours of Knowing will make you long for the end of the world, even as you worry that there will not be time for all your questions to be answered.
March 20, 2009
Despite the concept, despite the relatively solid and even exciting first half, the last fifteen minutes of Knowing left me squirming in my seat. Seriously.
March 19, 2009
A little levity, applied at key moments, might have helped it make its points and lend plausibility to its characters.
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