Rent Noah (2014)

2.7 of 5 from 827 ratings
2h 12min
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Synopsis:
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".
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent
Voiced By:
Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis, Frank Langella, Jack Angel
Writers:
Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel
Studio:
Paramount Home Entertainment
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/07/2014
Run Time:
132 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/07/2014
Run Time:
138 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Bonus:
  • Iceland: Extreme Beauty
  • The Ark Exterior: A Battle For 300 Cubits
  • The Ark Interior: Animals Two By Two

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Reviews (12) of Noah

Wet wet wet... - Noah review by PV

A load of Old Testament hokum that drifts badly in the watery second half. No doubt creationists will love it - though there is a nod to evolutionary fact in the speeded up sequences. There is also a clear reference to a tsunami - which is how the myth or Noah and the ark was cobbled together (though actually scripture does not even mention 2 of each animal...)

The premise is silly; the acting hammy; the conclusion wet. Some people'll love it!

But I certainly cannot recall fallen angel rock men from my school days, nor any battles before the ark set sail, nor any cockney descendants of Cain acting as the adversary to increase jeopardy and dramatic tension!

Oh well, it passes the time. And I doubt Sir Anthony Hopkins has seen as much rain since he lived in Port Talbot (where it's wetter sometimes).

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

nonsense - Noah review by CM

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.

Don't bother - Noah review by MU

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.

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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