• Knowing (2009)

Knowing

Release Date: March 20th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Fifty years after it was buried in a time capsule, a schoolgirl's cryptic document falls into the hands of Caleb Koestler, the son of professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage). John figures out that the encoded message accurately lists every major disaster from the past five decades, and predicts three future calamities -- one a global cataclysm. When his warnings fall on deaf ears, John enlists the help of the prophetic author's daughter and granddaughter to try to avert the ultimate disaster.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Nadia Townsend, Alan Hopgood, Danielle Carter

Director: Alex Proyas

Genres: Mystery , Thriller , Science Fiction

Production Co: Escape Artists, Summit Entertainment

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: 2000s, Mystery, Son, School, Sister, Daughter, Suspenseful, Father, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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

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