Aug 29, 2019
If any disclaimer is necessary concerning its loose inspiration from Christian mythology, it's that the ambitious venture is colossally silly and unerringly stale.
Jun 17, 2019
Despite Noah's vivid surface appeal, it ultimately fails to recreate the tale's original sense of thematic unity, and thus becomes acutely aware of its own deprived meaning.
Jan 29, 2019
Throw in some plot holes that left me annoyed, and it was a rough way to spend two hours and 18 minutes.
Oct 12, 2018
This is yet another unfortunate testament to Hollywood's obsession with ignoring story for flash or agenda, and this time the film simply drowns under the weight of it.
Jan 1, 2018
Perhaps one of the Ten Commandments should be "Thou shalt not make an Old Testament epic".
Sep 12, 2017
Why craft a subtle emotional cue when, with overpowering string instruments and the ubiquitous sonic boom, you can prevent an audience from thinking at all?
Sep 6, 2017
The CGI animals are spectacular, the battles less so and, though none of it really makes sense, neither, some might argue, does the Bible.
Aug 17, 2017
This is the biblical story of Noah as retold through the eyes of Aronofsky after a three-day Tolkien bender capped off with multiple viewings of The Neverending Story.
Aug 17, 2017
The decision to make a movie about Noah and his big boat might seem a highly questionable enterprise, but bad ideas never seem to stop anyone lately.
Apr 15, 2016
As misguided a film as you're likely to see from a genuinely great filmmaker.
Apr 3, 2016
Infusing Noah's story, however fictional or true you believe it to be, with the kind of rock creatures we saw in GalaxyQuest is like trying to tell the story of Geronimo with an E.T.-like alien turning up in the Apache desert to offer his assistance.
Dec 31, 2015
The film oscillates between glitzy existential horror and somber showbiz spectacle.
Aug 1, 2014
The film sometimes plays like a Bible story filtered through the lens of a Snow White and the Huntsman -type re-imagining.
Jun 15, 2014
It isn't the changes to the base story that are bothersome. It's the bat-guano crazy embellishments that make little to no sense in the grand scheme of things that do.
May 21, 2014
Aronofsky's signature grandiosity is too often at odds with -- and diminished by -- the familial melodrama he has created aboard the vessel.
Apr 11, 2014
A water-logged turkey...an epic disaster of truly biblical proportions...Bloated, gloomy, super self-serious and - worst of all - boring, the film is so dull and portentous it's likely to make atheists convert, just so they can pray to God to save them.
Apr 7, 2014
Darren Aronofsky continues to ambitiously experiment with genres in this Old Testament blockbuster, but this is his first real misstep as a filmmaker, as the impressive parts simply don't add up.