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Monday, November 9, 2009

[5.00/10] Knowing (2009)

Knowing (2009)

Short review: The main problems with "Knowing" are Nicolas Cage, a stupidly unbelievable story and the feeling that it thinks it's smarter than it really is. It fills up a couple of hours of your life and you'll not regret losing them, but there's nothing new or exceptional to be gained here. I really don't know whats happened to Cage, I used to rate him as an actor. Everything he does now is just going through the motions, in parts that just don't suit him. I couldn't help but feel uncomfortable watching him. The story is so rambling and pointless, basically anything could have been the answer for the mystery that drives the whole plot. Nothing tied together, nothing is explained and when it is it's just soooo sickeningly obvious that I wouldn't even bother spoiling it. There are some memorable parts though, special effects are almost perfect the entire way through. For visuals, tension and bravery, this movie gets points. For bad acting, poor script, under-developed scientific theories that should have been central to the plot, patronising the audience, not answering important questions and generally leaving the audience with a sense of 'so what?' "Knowing" loses lots of love. It's a shame because whilst the first two thirds of the movie are rife with irritations, it is at least exciting. The last third is something of a let down, redeemed slightly by an unexpected ending but this sadly isn't enough to save it from being lackluster and something of an anti-climax.

  • My Rating: 5.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 33% (4.7/10)
  • IMDb: 6.5/10

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