Monday, March 30, 2009

Review: Knowing

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Title: Knowing
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Director: Alex Proyas
Writer(s): Ryne Douglas Pearson (screenplay) and Juliet Snowden (screenplay)
Staring: Nicolas Cage
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.
Running Time: 130 min (2 hrs and 10min)
Synopsis: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert: 4 Stars
Michael Phillips: NA
EW: Owen Gleiberman: D+

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: Skip It, Ben Lyons: Skip It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 32% (rotten), Top Critics: 14% (Rotten), RT Community: 63% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 41 out of 100, Users: 7.3 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C Users: B

My Review

Source Material: Original: Ryne Douglas Pearson and Juliet Snowden.

Acting and Dialogue: C-, not that great at all…Nicolas Cage isn’t that great in most of anything he does. The other characters were just as bad except the children actors.

Art Direction: B+, I look pretty decent, there was more in the VFX department that shined.

Cinematography: C, VFX driven not the greatest.

Direction: B, the pace of the movie was good but I am not going to lie it was dry in the middle.

Sound and Music: C, I really not remember it all that well, so I guess it is a bad thing.

VFX: A-, for the budget it was really good but there is some dumb stuff like animals on fire.

Overall: B-, it is a flawed movie but It works for the over all movie experience. I also love the religious themes near the end of the movie. As for themes go I also love the science themes.