Interesting idea but I thought the movie a little B grade
Had forgotten I'd already seen this movie on TV, but I enjoyed watching it again, Nicholas Cage as always portrayed the concerned Dad but he was a bit paranoid towards the end not wanting to let go.
Nothing about this worked for me.....Nicolas Cage isn't very selective in what roles he plays. It was pretty stupid and trite
Two hours of catastrophic nonsense and terrible acting. Nicolas Cage's expression: blank throughout the movie. I was watching it thinking: how much worse can it get? It did...
This was a great movie with Nicholas Cage and kept you on your toes to keep up.
Interesting premise and beginning. Once the aliens enter, it's your usual cliches with round spaceships, lots of light etc. Quite unconvincing acting from both Cage and Byrne and very bad American accent from Mendelsohn. The film seems to go downhill with a very silly ending. Human beings have really stuffed up this planet, and continue to do so knowingly. There is no reason why we won't just repeat the same old patterns somewhere else.
Nicholas Cage is very much a hit or miss actor - this is one of his misses!!! Starts off really well but has an utter ridiculous ending! Very disappointing movie.
Entertaining, not heavy, thoughtful ending...to me it was the new Adam and Eve, the beginning of creation again.....quite good.
Reasonably entertaining with a somewhat flat and quite unrealistic ending. The story buildup which was exciting somehow gets wasted in the way it ends. Good for mindless entertainment for me.
Not my type of movie, stupid and I can't fathom out wht Nicholas Cage would do such a DUD.
Entertaining, a good viewing
Enjoyable - take it for what it is. It is not really believable - but as a bit of entertainment it was good.
We thought it was a good movie, not perfect by any means. Well acted in the most part.
This is an unusual story, the acting was quite good, but hardly believeable. have seen better, on this same subject.
Not usually a Nicolas Cage fan but really enjoyed this movie. Special effects brilliant. Age old story told in an interesting way.
Definitely Scientology propaganda. The beginning was great with the time capsule and the numbers hooking you in. It only goes down hill after that. Fantasticly terrible acting by Nicholas Cage, running around like a robot trying to fix everything himself and in the end all the adults have to die in the disaster whilst the kids are taken by alien (angels) to a new planet to start over. I want 2 hours of my life back. Absolute rubbish.
Worst movie I have seen.
Nicolas Cage was too depressed, ending makes no sense, meaningless sci-fi elements.
Fantastic movie. A little dark to start, but well worth watching, I'd even watch it twice!
Some parts were a bit waek, but I nejoyed this as a whole
I must say I have high expectation on this movie so I was too disappointed by not only the ending but also the performance of Nicolas Cage.. Let's just say that I really don't like this movie.
Terrific start ....AWFUL finish!!
Another Scientology farce!
It started off so well and the initial premise is great. Quite let down by the ending and reason behind the events, though.
This is a top quality Sci-fi flick! No sex was thrown in to attract extra non sci-fi viewers. My only qualm is that it toys with biblical interpretations, but that's just me because I have a thorough knowledge of Christian theology and the 9 orders of angels in their 3 rankings plus the Book of Revelation.
Not bad until it jumps the shark! Could of been great.
Shocked that I enjoyed this even though Cage is a terrible actor. Very interesting story premise. Loved seeing melbourne landmarks (nice touch). Fast forwarded the obligatory car chase through the countryside at night cliche.
Had such a great premise, but then the "reason" behind it all was a bit cliched and easy to explain away so a bit disappointed overall.
It started off really well but then got very silly - not a great movie at all!
This movie is a combination of at least 3 other movies that i have seen over the years. If you like Nicholas Cage then you will like this one.
Entertaining but silly. Plenty of dramatic special effects (although Cage reaching into an obviously raging CGI fire without reaction was unintentionally funny). It makes little sense if you actually look for a logical plot. Doesn't help that it can't decide between a mystical or a scientific explanation. The ending made me roll my eyes.
Still, I'd watch it again if I was stuck at home on a rainy afternoon and it was on free-to-air.
Don't waste your time! The beginning is good, but half way through it just turns into the ridiculous. Don't make the same mistake I did and watch all the way through, there are much better films you can waste time with.
Enjoyable. Nothing too heart renching. Good story.
An interesting idea that develops further as a film after a shakey start... worth a watch.
Slightly different end of world saga, good acting by Nicolas Cage, not sure what to think. If I am honest even Mr cage didn't make this one great, but for $3 plus worth a look.
Pretty full on moive with lots of twists - I didn't see that ending coming !
All at once it was weird and sad and scary....
A moive that left me thining about it for a few days after.
Worth a watch if you can suspend reality for a bit
Excellent, love these kind of movies keep you guessing till the last minute
I didn't know they still made movies as bad as this. Nicolas Cage has only two expressions; worried
I think you have to be in the mood. It is a heavy, convoluted screenplay, Cage can be a bit over the top, but if you can ignore that, I found it amazing and entertaining . The direction is fantastic, if sometimes frustrating, it may be one of those movies that people need a day or two to sit on and then realize that it was good and they did actually enjoy it. I did !!
Would get a lot of people thinking outside the box, quite enjoyed this movie!
Brilliantly done. But also very very freaky. my family and i watched it and then realised that the date they name in the movie as the "final day" which did scare us all a bit. :)
almost believable. great movie....not sure about the ending though
Its ok. A bit boring in places. The end was a let down
I liked this movie. It kept me on the edge of my seat all they way through... but the ending was a bit disappointing. Good acting, and it kept you guessing til the end.
i loved the movie thought it was definately ation packed and i could understand the story line...
Good suspense, ending bit of a let down.
I loved this movie. I was expecting to be let down at the end but I was surprised tht it had a good unexpected ending. Good to see a lot of Aussie
loved it... kind of freaks me out abit about how we are so close to the sun and what if?
Not bad at all. Little spooky and sad.
Ho hum watch able bleak affair, corny adam and eve ending, a little subtlety would not have hurt. Not sure how it could have been better and that's not all together a compliment.
not into sci fi, but you can't go wrong with nicolas cage in my book, so still a really good movie.
What a movie.............interesting and what an ending, definately did not see that coming. This movie was interesting, complicated, enticing, dramatic and sad. Everything you could ever want in a movie this one had. It made you want to keep watching to the end and what a twist, definately something you didn't expect to happen, happened. This movie was great and one that i would watch and most likely buy. It kept me entertained with action, comedy, little scary at times where i didn't want to watch but had to look through my fingers in case i missed something important. Drama and family connection and courage. I loved this movie and people who liked movies like independance day and and ending of the world will love this.
Really good effects! The storyline was going fine for the first 2/3 of the movie and then just went downhill from there. If you don't mind the fact that it is extremely predictable and just want to see some good CGI... then its OK.
Knowing really started off strong with a great idea but with a crap ending but a WTF ending. just ruined it. i really like th diasters like the plane crash impressed with me, cage was great and some of the dialouge was good but the kid annoyed me and i just wanted to kill him to bad it never happened in the film.
This was better than I thought it would be. I am a Nick Cage fan but I think this would appeal to non-fans too.
Is one of the worst premises for a movie I have seen. Very disappointed, the trailers looked promising.
When it was finished, I thought, what drugs were they using? Nicolas CAGE as a academic nerd, mmm, don't think so. Give a quick flick into the bin!!!
the movie was great right up until the ending. ending was absolute rubbish and really left us disappointed. it could have gone so many other places. instead, a tacky cliche. still nicholas cage was well cast. overall we enjoyed it but wouldn't watch it again.
Wow, this is so full of action. The unassuming Nicholas Cage is so droll, he is brilliant. This is one scary movie with actually a story. Very impressed.
Weird and freaky. Not what we were expecting, but still worth watching.
I loved 'Knowing' so much that I watched it twice. Intelligent, original and gripping, an excellent drama. I was on the edge of my seat. Most enjoyable sci fi drama since Contact. Highly recommended.
I can't belive anyone was willing to spend money on this movie. Nick Cage rushes around practicing dumb expressions under the worst hair day while whispering voices threaten the world. He demonstrates some really stupid actions by a supposedly responsible college teacher and single father. No one would be that stupid - run towards a crashed and burning plane, head into the city when you expect a disaster to happen there! Did he think he could stop it? And he left his son behind! Really think about this movie - if aliens did want to warn us about impending doom why would they whisper it to two creeped out kids in coded messages? If they were here to abduct the children why not just take them? What do the black stones mean? Just a gimic to encourage mystery and tension by the director - it didn't work, they were not sinister in the slightest. The only scarey part was when one of the 'friendly' aliens roared at Nick - nearly blew his hair off which would have improved the movie, nothing else did.
Good movie, if you like the other offerings from Nicolas Cage of late, then you will probably like this one. Not his best work, not up there with "The Rock" or "Gone In 60 Seconds" or even "Snake Eyes". But some good perforances by some Australian actors.
So sad it's almost comedic! Still it is the perfect movie to watch on a rainy weekend. Notable aussie actors in (un)memorable roles will make you wonder where else you've seen them from!
What can I say. I love Nick and it was great to have a different ending.
I gotta say this... its completely random, and the ending was a real let down.
Have to admit this movie did keep me interested all the way through. Big plus was having Nicolas Cage in it as the main actor, he was quite good in a slightly different role for him. The ending was quite sad especially if you have kids, all up, not a bad movie.
I was liking it a lot until the last half where it got a bit too sci-fi for me. It has a steady pace and the acting on all parts was good. It was a better movie than I thought it was going to be, however.
Interesting movie, nice thrills, ending not bad
More a suspense than action/drama. Ending gets you thinking about our limitied time on this planet and makes you wonder "Could this actually happen to us?"
More suspense than action/drama. The ending is a very interesting concept that makes you wonder "could this happen to us?". Worth a look.
Loved it. you never really quite know what's going to happen. A good thriller.
promising start and middle, very dissapointing ending..........
this could have been a great movie but the ending totally let the movie down
WORST ENDING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fantastic movie, fascinating storyline, really made us think, lots of symbolism.
From looking at the reviews here, you either like this film or hate it. I fall in the latter category. It surprised me to see a reviewer write that this move makes you think... Clearly not a lot else to think about if this bit of garnage gets your brain ticking over. The credits will show you that Nic Cage had a chef, two assistants and a driver. Probably could've replaced the chef and driver with an acting coach, because this is as bad as he gets. The only redeeming feature of this movie was trying to spot Melbourne and Victorian landmarks.
Nick cage GIVE UP!
con air was it.... u wernt even that good in con air, your lucky you had a stella cast and script backing you up in that.
the gravy trains over buddy
Nic Cage - now sporting John Lithgow's haircut - delivers a performance as electrifying as a wet sponge. Any scene he appears in with the boy, he seems to be honestly wondering when they started making people so small. There is absolutely no chemistry between him and his onscreen son.
Then there's the scene in the museum during which he appears to need to use the bathroom for the entire duration.
But these are only things I noticed because the plot was so ludicrous as to barely rate any notice.
Okay this could have been good but it went off in such a different tangent than I imagine and I am still not 100% if I liked this film or not
This was good - though like many Nicholas Cage movies went off into complete ridiculousness by the end - however it was entertaining on the way and had some interesting ideas. Better than I was expecting.
This film was awful. It starts out fine, but a combination of Nicholas Cage, religious overtones and lack of suspense really don't make this movie worth watching. The gratuitous depiction of human suffering is unnecessary. A warning for parents, keep your children away from this one.
Up to the halfway point I thought this a decent movie, only to be let down when it became apparent the scriptwriters had attended the same writing courses as M Night Shayamalan and the scribes of Indiana Jones 4 whereby they start well, then go on a crazy acid trip past the two-hour mark. The only 'Knowing' you need is that this is another let down. Nic Cage, what have you done? You need another Raising Arizona.
Really good movie, I enjoyed it. Probably should have seen it on the big screen at the cinema. Anyway, lets see what happens December 2012. Sun flash and all just might happen.
enjoyed this sci fi. one of the good ones to get out for sure.
Very interesting movie - leaves you thinking
I was so looking forward to this, and it was so good until a certain part towards the end, which I won't give away, but has to do with something coming from the sky, which, although in itself could be accepted as part of the story, but the SFX design of it just sucked. Petty, I know, but it just lost it for me after that. It became too fantastical.
Loved this. thought it was a really enjoyable movie. The story was good without being too predictable and although it was an apolocalypse type theme it was difffernt to the others....
Oh so s..l..o..w......but gets a move along as disasters happen...Nicolas Cage is suited to these sort of futuristic roles but he doesn't get any support from the other actors......of course nobody believes him..DUH...until ..no wait....the Aliens are here and this time they can't save us..or can they???..a 7/10 for being different but not great..
I didnt mind it, but I was in the mood to sit back chill and watch anything I guess!! Easy to watch and I stayed interested throughout
A lot better than I expected and the CGI in this is absolutely excellent! Apparently made by Aussie company Animal Logic. Nicholas Cage is his usual brooding self although there may have been too much of it here. Still, Ben Mendhelson on screen is a welcome distraction from Cage. Worth the popcorn and slurpee.
The starting idea was good and the first hour was alright. Hard to say when Cage is well acting or tries acting without really being capable of doing it seriously. Anyway I felt like a real let down during the 2nd hour. The movie turns to a typical Hollywood garbage full of coincidences. Obviously everything is happening around Cage and the end is a complete disaster. You won't miss much by not watching this.
Starts of well with an interesting premise but soon becomes fairly predictable. Also the story, even for this type of thing, lacks plausibility. 2.5 stars