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Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the timeless story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Also starring Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connelly, this visually stunning, action-packed adventure from acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky is hailed as "a one-off creation of colossal proportions".
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Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent
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Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel
Action & Adventure, Drama
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132 minutes
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
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138 minutes
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
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Widescreen 1.85:1
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Reviews (12) of Noah

Don't bother - Noah review by MU

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I love most films. This has glimpses of good acting but a ridiculous plot- which isn't based on the biblical version or any other version you or anyone else with know about! I understand it's fiction but seriously- the transformers review is spot on. Don't waste your evening!

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

nonsense - Noah review by CM

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Awful. Nonsense. Transformer like monsters protect Ark?!

Really awful film. Badly acted terrible storyline. A complete waste of time.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Awful, unwatchable, turgid drivel - and that's being generous - Noah review by RP

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Anybody expecting this film to be a biblical epic re-telling the story from Genesis is going to be disappointed. It's not that version - this one is from the apocryphal Book of Enoch, partly based on the Book of Watchers. The 'stone giants' are meant to represent the Watchers, angels sent to watch over man, a number of whom had offspring (Nephilim) with human women. The flood was intended to rid the earth of Nephilim. The angelic form of the Watchers is seen released from their earthbound stone form when they die during the battle with Tubal Cain's men. And Tubal Cain (played by Ray Winstone) is barely mentioned in Genesis. All clear as mud now?

That's as much as I want to say about the background to the film. I remember with a certain fondness the biblical epics of the 1950s and 1960s and I looked forward to Darren Aronofsky's film, thinking that with his pedigree he would be able to deliver something new. But no...

This is awful, unwatchable, turgid drivel - yet I managed to stay the course to the end, hoping against hope that it would improve. All I can think is that Russell Crowe must have wanted the money very badly.

I'll give it an over-generous 1/5 stars. This is terrible stuff.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Noah review by George Hooper - Cinema Paradiso

I understand the idea behind bringing a new vision to a biblical text, a fantastical yet relatable spin on the tale of Noah and his grueling task of saving humanity from itself. Director Darren Aronofsky has attempted to bring an added sense of struggle to the already famous story yet all that really comes across is the poor plotting and some even weaker performances from the films supposedly stellar cast.

Noah follows (surprise surprise) Noah (Russell Crowe) as he is sent a message from God showing him that he must embark on a quest to save the innocent from an impending disaster. With the help of his family he must build an ark capable of holding two of each animal before the hoards of men arrive and attempt to gain passage to his vessel. Along the way miracles and mistakes occur that forever change the story we all thought we knew.

While Crowe gives himself completely to the films bogus, ever so slightly offensive take on the story I cannot say the same for the rest of the cast with stellar performers like Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connolly reading their lines like the phone book. Regardless of this the film houses two terrific performances, oddly enough by Perks of Being A Wallflower leads Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, who is excelling in her post Harry Potter career.

Aronofsky, known for far out and oftentimes distressing films seems to have lost his edge with Noah as it fails to grip in the same ways as films like Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. The visuals are wonderfully vivid and beautiful with a great use of the wide open spaces the film lives in but the picture is clunky and poorly edited making the film confusing in more than a few aspects.

While the film has a director with an eye for detail it fails to grasp the beauty of the story instead looking to make its own mark on the tale, a mark that feels more like a stain.

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