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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    If you see only one bad movie this year, definitely make it Knowing. The first major disappointment from director Alex Proyas is a disaster movie, a horror picture, a "Da Vinci Code"-style thriller and an end-of-days religious film all at once. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    If you're of a mind to believe a dreary and far-fetched thriller about numerology-crazed alien life forms, then you may find the movie mildly diverting. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Knowing has about a half-dozen screenwriter credits, which may explain why scenes crash up against one another - smart, stupid, far-fetched, compelling. And the trouble is that Cage walks (or runs) through them all, treating each with the same level of intensely goofy seriousness. show more

  • NA
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Isn't prophetic ... just pathetic show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Director Alex Proyas resolutely thinks in B-movie terms. Even with an A-list budget, he oversells every plot point and gooses the thrills with hokey lighting, bombastic music and serious overacting. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Knowing is among the best science-fiction films I've seen -- frightening, suspenseful, intelligent and, when it needs to be, rather awesome. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Until it jumps the tracks into self-righteousness, though, Knowing, directed by Alex Proyas, can also be as unnerving as the best episodes of "The Twilight Zone." show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Science fiction fans will feel gypped, disaster movie fans will appreciate about 10 minutes of screen time and be bored by the rest, and no one else will care. show more

  • 50
    Premiere

    While the concept is interesting, the whole thing comes off as a rather hilarious, um, disaster. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A catalogue of made-in-America delusions, hallucinations and cosmic catastrophes that draws on environmental fear-mongering in one reel and evangelical lore the next. show more

  • December 26, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    this movie was pretty good but it was not " great". that's all i have to say ( this movie is just okay) i was not suprised it was just good.

  • October 24, 2009 ascorpies
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    I really enjoyed this movie. I don't usually post but just felt the need to do so. I actually went out and bought this film. It was creepy and touching at the same time.

  • August 15, 2009 OneWayOnlyJesus
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    It was ok, not great, not horrible. It didn't keep our interest and we would pause the movie to get something to drink or eat. It wasn't riveting and we would never watch it again.

  • August 02, 2009 BECKRHGA
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    This movie was ridiculous. They tried to incorporate religion and apocolypse into a sci-fi? What was with the four horsemen/aliens/angels in their spaceship, taking random people to a world of wheat?! The story was intricate and peplexing, but with no sensible ending.

  • July 26, 2009 crow377
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    This movie is awful. Waste of time, should have been rated R.

  • July 16, 2009 PATRICK
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    SEEMS KINDA ODD THAT THE BEINGS COUNLDNT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE SOLAR FLARE BUT HAD THE TECHNOLOGY TO PREDICT AND REMOVE CERTAIN ANIMALS FROM THE PLANET,GUINEA PIG EXPERIMENT I WONDER?

  • July 12, 2009 Tank to the Dank
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    Nicolas Cage could act his way out of a paper bag! Every character he plays is the same. The story was stupid and got way to weird in the end. Wait for it to be on the 99 cent rack at the car wash if you want to see it don't waste your money!

  • July 09, 2009 bigbobsh2o
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    I expected more from this movie. All in all I give it a C-. I wouldn't spend $5 renting it , try seeing it at a dollar show instead. It was just weird. Especially the ending.

  • June 10, 2009 Down4Prospect
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    I loved this movie so much that I took a big **** in the isle while leaving...

  • May 29, 2009 goodman2you
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    As usual, the critics got it wrong. This had everything a sci-fi movie should have...suspense, touching moments, an ending you don't expect.

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