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Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

March 20, 2009

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Alex Proyas

Starring :

Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Ben Mendelsohn, Adrienne Pickering, Tamara Donnellan, Brett Robson, Jayson Sutcliffe

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

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i was watching the movie and when i think it was mozart but i cant tell who it was the scene is where nicholas turns the amp up to listen to the song does anyone know who it was

posted by a617431158 on Aug 28, 2010 10:56:18

When I first saw it, I LOVED it. Now that think about it though, it kinda sucks.

posted by Mr.Awesome on Dec 15, 2009 03:14:32

Wow. I can't believe I even wasted two hours on this nonsense. The beginning was intriguing, and there I was, like a chump, sitting until the end.

posted by Erica on Sep 25, 2009 10:31:50

rFSSxp It is the coolest site, keep so!

posted by ingredients adipex on Aug 02, 2009 08:58:21

Just saw the film.... Insanelly Shit

posted by Dorris on Aug 02, 2009 06:42:30

Also, the bible does support there r such things as life on other planets. For those who believe, this planet was the first planet to have life made in the image of God. Implying there is life, but they don't look like us. Also that, since we are the only world with sin, we are a spectical to the universe. I believe both exist =]

posted by melly on Jul 26, 2009 05:24:51

I rele liked this movie, from the good proportion of action, to the details like the rabbits. The rabbits symbolize fertility, the angles/aliens gave them to the children because they intended them to reproduce to keep the human race alive. Still have a few questions y they included some things but the symbolism was interesting to me. And I liked that the four horsemen-like characters were included too. There's a thin line between religion and science a lot of ppl see or don't see. Both r based on theory and both have ppl fighting saying they r right. Y can't angels be aliens and vice versa? Maybe they are real and we named them angels and created religion around the idea of a superior being, God. Or maybe its the other way around, maybe there rele is a being that sacrificed his son for humanity, maybe the soul does need salvation. The fact this movie doesn't rele comeout and say they're aliens in the end is a good thing. We all asume n we see wat we want to see, nothin wrong with that. Love that this movie makes the viewer think about wat they see, not jus watch the special effects. Very nice it had a balance of both tho.

posted by melly on Jul 26, 2009 05:17:04

Yes, cool premise. Yes, cool disaster scenes (some of the best I have seen thank you!), and yes creepy whisper people. But if they really wanted to go with the whole biblical ending, then what about the 144,000 people promised to be saved? (Ok, we have these huge freakin ships and all we have room for are these two small children...ha!) If anything, the movie illustrates how each of us has a time on this earth, and because no one can know exactly how and when their lives end, living each day to it's fullest and enjoying life and loved ones is the most important thing anyone can do throughout the course of their life. Even in death and catastrophe there exists creation.

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posted by Orgsrpsz on Jul 14, 2009 11:03:26

One of the most powerfull movies i have ever seen. EVERYTHING you need to know to understand this movie Deb explained. Thank you, you did a perfect job.

posted by Deb Lover!!! on Jul 08, 2009 05:34:37

does anyone know the name of the orchestral piece being played close to the end.. when he is wlaking throught he city i think.. it is played twice in the movie.. i would have to watch it again... the name and composer..

posted by Randy on Jun 27, 2009 11:41:42

does anyone know the name of the orchestral piece being played close to the end.. when he is wlaking throught he city i think.. it is played twice in the movie.. i would have to watch it again... the name and composer..

posted by Randy on Jun 27, 2009 11:34:04

Fantastic special effects, Lame premise, poor acting by cage.

posted by Galorn on Jun 23, 2009 01:57:39

Does anyone know the piano tune at the begining of the movie trailer? Is it even a tune? Awesome movie thoug

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posted by knowing on Apr 27, 2009 09:37:04

creepy, weird

posted by hi on Apr 15, 2009 11:11:50

I loved this movie and hated it at the same time. The whole time, just when you think the characters are headed down one path, another is chosen for them. The only things that ever upset me were the stupid decisions the characters made. Like, the mother taking the children and Nicholas cage leaving the kids in the car in a dark creepy forest when the creepy albino guys were after them. I was practically telling at the screen. I like the end for the most part, even though I was balling harder than a baby who just got his toy taken away. And for all the cynics who wrote above me, the "aliens" were actually angels (notice the wings as they ascend?) Just a new depiction of them. Not the traditional harps and long robes. And the boy did care, he didn't want to leave his dad but knew that it was what he had to do. This was all just a cool twist on Noah's ark and the end of the world. Though I do hope we aren't actually going to be burned to a crisp.

posted by sheaski on Apr 15, 2009 09:12:14

Religion-Alien-Rapture Bullshit. Pathetic, lame an Nic Cage without any emotions.

posted by Elynn on Apr 13, 2009 04:11:59

Brave endings, not a cinderella story a la hollywood

posted by aliens on Apr 13, 2009 03:09:27

One of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.

posted by jet on Apr 11, 2009 08:45:19

The movie itself had such an 'Oh God' ending. I loved it. It lets you know what is really important in life. It's the people you love. They are the only things that matter in the end. And, hopefully, you take it with you where ever you go.

posted by Liloo Dallas on Apr 11, 2009 05:33:01

I'm so in love with Beethoven's 7th Symphony Mvt 2 now. I wish my band teacher would have taught us this instead of his 5th. I probably would have wound up in some orchestra somewhere dying to play it.

posted by Liloo Dallas on Apr 11, 2009 05:29:47

i think the people who have seen this film didnt understand what i think was the real message, and is that WE ARE MAKING OUR OWN APOCALIPSYS, we dont understand that we have to stop hurting our planet, i mean is not even for concience, its about comun sense, if we destroy the land we live where the hell are we gonna live, the end of this movie really put to think about our future,,,,,that is teh best i can say about the movie

posted by bruuuuuno on Apr 09, 2009 12:46:16

To DAN: regarding your post on March 20th in reference to my post on March 18th. IT'S CALLED A SCREENING RETARD. They had them all over the country!

posted by Taryn on Apr 09, 2009 01:52:50

this was a great film about faith love devotion and god,people who live in materialism they cannot understand the real meaning of it.excelent.

posted by kostas on Apr 08, 2009 03:06:11

I just watched this movie and thought it was entertaining. The special effects are great and the situation sincere... The plot is rather predictable, however, and the movie does come to a crashing end. The tree was a bit much, but I'm sure it was planted just in case someone didn't "get it".

posted by honestly on Apr 07, 2009 03:03:34

best movie ever made (besides ET the extra terrestrial) i cant understand how anyone isnt moved by the last 20 minutes of this movie ive watched this movie now a few times and cant get enough of the last parts. by the way im not religious in the traditional way anyway. and whether you tie i religion to the end of this movie is up to you it can be interpritated anyway you want. It did however leave me with a few questions. was they indeeed aliens or angels. was the distruction of earth natural or influenced by some kind of intelligence because they wasnt happy with the way humanity was going, was the kids dropped on the new earth with all the memories of the old earth in which they had experienced or had their memories whiped. and did caleb get to keep the necklace? the visual effects of the aliens were amazing as was most of the film eccept the scene of the plane on fire, it did look kinda fake. anyway i really did love the movie. any fans who'd like to discuss this movie kane email me on kane2006@hotmail.co.uk. Thanks

posted by mike on Apr 06, 2009 11:01:26

PS: sorry if I missespelled, Im an english-as-a second- lenguage-talker.XD and remember, they told it in the movie: "it all about the numbers" so investigate what they esotericaly and exotericaly mean. love to all the world and its beeings.

posted by PraetorFenix on Apr 06, 2009 04:12:48

ok, I just saw the movie yesterday, and got to say (and differ to some) that it is excelent, not for its effects, though I admit they were best-class, or its great music, instead it is for its simbology, not merely religious (remember that "religion is the opium of societies"), it is esotheric and exotheric simbology, just as the bible is a astrology-esotheric book (investigate, a.e. "Zeitgeist"). And why can't cience and spirituality got 2gether? like angels beeing evolutioned"aliens" (look definition in dictionary) that can comunicate w/the Universal Consciency of the Creator of all things (called as you like to call Him) and came to save a well-valued form of life and help him to continue it evolution to the next step just as they did some centuries ago. (investigate the ancient cultures)

posted by PraetorFenix on Apr 06, 2009 04:08:31

LOL Excuse me? How are any of you taking this seriously? It was TERRIBLE! The ending had me laughing so much I almost got kicked out of the theater... The special effects were first-class though, as was the music. The end of the world sequence set to Beethoven's 7th was brilliant.

posted by Goggie on Apr 05, 2009 12:26:43

Aliens? They were ANGELS. And the reason the children were not traumatized by their departure from earth is because they knew they were headed for the afterlife where there is no pain and suffering - only God's love and our loved ones. Even the dad realized this at the end and was willing to give up his son. This film is a lot deeper than the usual end-of-the-world stuff. It's from a Biblical perspective and really poses some important question. Does life have meaning, or is it just a random jumble of circumstance and error? How you answer that question will shape your life and dictate your actions. It will also determine how you face the end of your life. This movie was intensly moving in places, tough to watch (the disaster scenes), and though-provoking. Some people may rail against the obvious spiritual theme of the movie...I hope they don't attempt to ridicule or minimize this as "Bible thumping" nonsense. Look past what annnoys you about YOUR experience with less-than-perfect but far-from-evil organized religion and think in terms of your spiritual well-being. That's what Nicholas Cage's character has to do in order to be at peace.

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posted by watching on Apr 04, 2009 02:18:34

Thought this movie was excellent - stunning cinematics and acting was top-class. Interesting how people are reading into the religious element. In fact, the premise of the film is that there is no god, but rather our religious myths developed from a similar event in our own history, and that we're the next evolution of humans from yet another "Earth". So it uses Christian mythology, but argues that it results from alien influence on the development of mankind. As an atheist, I think that's great.

posted by Dave on Apr 03, 2009 05:28:24

it's a original version of the end of the world. the images are incredible, good effects. almost two hours gone easy.

posted by Fefa on Apr 02, 2009 12:11:55

Maybe the worse movie I've ever seen. The beggining was so great, but the end... so bad. It could have been a great movie without thes aliens.

posted by BelgianGirl on Apr 02, 2009 08:58:32

What is with all the classifications? The ending fits *IF* taken for what it is. The rabbits were rabbits, and the un-socitial indoctrinated children were the future of man kind. The aliens were a means to an end.

posted by MJ on Apr 01, 2009 05:23:05

Great movie, except that cheesy ending. Was that the best they could come up with? I know it was based on a book, but more than a little disappointing. The music was wonderful.

posted by neoclassicgirl on Mar 31, 2009 12:42:14

I found this movie worthy of greatness, it showed what possibly is coming I dont know when but it is inevitable. As a few folk here have put it, angels and the four horsemen ,, this must be on the lines of the last Revelation .... Brill movie

posted by Xent on Mar 31, 2009 02:14:42

What is that classical piece thathe listens to when he is drinking. DAJ

posted by DAJ on Mar 30, 2009 12:38:46

Beethoven's 7th Symphony ,Opus 9....Woth The Keep!!!!

posted by Mango_1949 on Mar 30, 2009 05:42:35

whats the classical piece he listens to when hes drinking? i mean right after hes talking to his son?

posted by James Kim on Mar 30, 2009 05:38:30

The classical piece is Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Opus 9, Movement 2, Allegretto. It is also on Sara Brightman's album "La Luna" as "Figlio Perduto" (lost Soul).

posted by Liz on Mar 30, 2009 03:31:40

Yes what is it? So haunting. Must get hold of it. Bach or Beethoven? Does anyone know the full name?

posted by Love that sound on Mar 30, 2009 02:34:55

Fantastic. Really makes you think.

posted by SJ on Mar 29, 2009 12:07:47

It was lame and predictable. About a third of the way through the movie and I already guessed the plot twists and ending accurately. Boring. Cheesy. Formulaic. Overdone. Flat. Perhaps it would've been a touch better if a better actor than Nicolas Cage had the leading role. The only things I liked were the occasional pretty screenshots, the music, and the fact that Caleb had an audio-processing disorder and knew sign-language.

posted by Rei on Mar 29, 2009 08:39:10

Yes the ending on the world is bad and we all die and rise from the ashes as predicted from the bible, so why do people give it a bad rating because its gloomy,, yes we are not alone. Great storyline and graphic depiction of death as some people shunaway from the real truth.

posted by Cruiseon777 on Mar 29, 2009 07:38:09

This movie does throw a curve ball at those who have not heard anything about the movie. Which is excellent in my opinion. Also if you think about the ending it makes total sense if you have read Chariots of the Gods and don't let your intolerance get the best of you the ending is really good.

posted by Derek on Mar 29, 2009 06:42:31

Knowing has a really good plot up until the disapointing end. Could they not think of anything better than aliens that abduct children and rabbits. And worst of all Cage's child doesn't seem to be affected by the fact that he is living on another planet while is dad is burned to death by a massive solar flare. My 12 year old sister could have thought of a better ending. Overall 4 stars for the film apart from the ending. It would be 5 stars if the ending was better.

posted by KMScotland1 on Mar 29, 2009 06:26:59

Knowing was quite entertaining. The beggining was good and the script was average but for some reason they decided to add in ALBINO ALIENS ABDUCTING CHILDREN AND WHITE RABBITS. I mean WTF it was good but they just ruined it the end. However i liked the special effects and explosions. It reminded me of final destination. Overall i would say if you have a spare 2 hours go and see it but only if you are in the mood for laughing at ridiculously over the top acting and terrible fake crying.

posted by David B from Troon on Mar 29, 2009 06:15:14

Starts off very good - ends with aliens :/

posted by John on Mar 29, 2009 02:40:38

Not a dull moment. Amazing disaster scenes.

posted by TB on Mar 28, 2009 10:56:28

I just finished this movie an hour ago. The first half was excellent, but towards the end they killed it. i didn't like how they combined a thiller/horror movie with a SciFi movie. but, it still was a great movie. 4 stars!

posted by Luis P. on Mar 28, 2009 08:05:26

The movie was one that shouldn't be missed. It prepares you one way or another...the first disaster hit close to home with Flight 3407 happening in our town last month. It just makes you think what you would do and choose to do with the rest of your life from this day on...fantasy and reality blurred sometimes...how strong is your faith...

posted by nov888 on Mar 27, 2009 11:46:43

Great Movie , Its got me wondering if any of the Critics watched it. Its called SIFI its supposed to be far-fetched .

posted by Paul G on Mar 27, 2009 11:25:43

Started out intriguing. Ended as a jumbled, depressed messed. Very skewed version of Rapture.

posted by K on Mar 27, 2009 09:29:45

Read the bible and you will understand the movie...Rapture, the end of days....Awesome movie

posted by Christian on Mar 26, 2009 12:52:57

It is because of the spiritual aspect, faith and hope, that despite the most horrific events, the movie leaves one comforted.

posted by JMJ on Mar 26, 2009 08:31:51

Just saw this tonite. The first 3/4 was great, the ending sucked big time and blew it for me...I wonder if the bunnies will be the first to get eaten.

posted by Poon on Mar 25, 2009 12:42:37

Pretty damn good, the end was a bit weird but a good movie

posted by PEzzy on Mar 24, 2009 10:55:47

and also i forgot to mention, the classical beethoven song really did made the end of the movie so incredible! ah, i reccomend that everyone see this movie

posted by hannah on Mar 24, 2009 02:54:22

movie was INCREDIBLE i left basically speechless and stunned really got me thinking. and funny enough after i left the theater there weas a rainbow outside haha

posted by hannah on Mar 24, 2009 02:49:04

At this point I don't want to know...so, 2012 is coming...could the final event depicted in the film be what the Mayans already knew? So, for some people the film sucked, but why all of a sudden is Hollywood producing films of this genre...do they know something and are they prepping us? Hmmmm..

posted by osonica on Mar 23, 2009 12:44:45

I'm stunned.....I'm still stunned. Don't listen to the critics....go see this film!

posted by doctordeath on Mar 23, 2009 12:40:59

Saw this movie yesterday it was amazing, i particularily liked the ending, i mean what a way to go, everyone u love right there with you, and i like those two children how it was like Adam and Eve

posted by Maddie on Mar 23, 2009 10:39:41

The premise and the beginning of this movie was very creative and brillant- a great mystery to be solved. The last part of the movie was cheesy and over the top. Nicholas Cage is a great actor but the ending was absolutely the worst.

posted by energi2257 on Mar 23, 2009 06:46:01

Mike... Your comment about aliens is rediculous. It's not aliens, it's the four horseman of the apocolypse. Amazing movie by the way. By far one of my favorites ever.

posted by Austin on Mar 23, 2009 05:10:39

The classical tune at the beginning is Ludwig Beethoven, Symphony No. 7, Movement:2, Allegretto.

posted by DDD on Mar 23, 2009 02:18:57

I loved the movie. It was very well done. Interesting enough, the movie bares some insigth similar to one I read in a book called The Urantia,which speaks about pairs of beings placed here to procreate on this planet, among other things. Interesting...

posted by Tah on Mar 23, 2009 01:13:02

what is the classical tune at the beginning and the end? this song makes the movie worth watching even though it played short bits of the song.

posted by manny on Mar 22, 2009 09:37:26

Loved the premise and the story treatment. I could have used another 20 minutes of development. Then it could have been a truly landmark film. However, any longer and a lot of the audience, those waiting for the explosions rather than plot development, would have been lost. The Angels were depicted as angels have always were been depicted, both terrible and wonderful...God's messengers and deed-doers in all below heaven.

posted by carl on Mar 22, 2009 08:38:33

One of the best movies I've ever seen. It was so amazing and really made me think. It is the numerological and religious answer to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

posted by judy on Mar 22, 2009 04:51:27

man this movie blowed. it made no sense. im sorry. nicolas cage+aliens=bad. it was stupid.

posted by mike on Mar 22, 2009 03:43:49

This Movie Is Epic, Sci Fi, Religious, and Suspenseful. I loved it. Look a little deeper into it and maybe you'll see why.

posted by craigtcooper on Mar 21, 2009 11:30:25

are you crazy this movie is the best of the best

posted by ezequiel on Mar 21, 2009 09:18:01

A fantastic movie! I like how it intertwines science and religion...Did you get the symbols? The movie is just more than itself; it makes you think.

posted by Kurvie on Mar 21, 2009 01:48:04

Loved the first 40 minutes, then felt entirely ripped off for the next hour and a half. Thought it could be a good premise (everything is foretold, and we have only to know of it) but the resolution is cheesy, preachy and stale. Want my ticket money back!

posted by Doug on Mar 20, 2009 11:38:34

Loved the first 40 minutes, then felt entirely ripped off for the next hour and a half. Thought it could be a good premise (everything is foretold, and we have only to know of it) but the resolution is cheesy, preachy and stale. Want my ticket money back!

posted by Doug on Mar 20, 2009 11:38:08

TARYN, this movie came out this weekend, how the fuck did you see it on the 16? Retard.

posted by Dan on Mar 20, 2009 09:24:23

It makes you think! Saw it on the 16th and I am still thinking about it and appreciating my time with those I love!

posted by Taryn on Mar 18, 2009 11:10:14

Footage looks awesome, I cannot wait to see the movie and my first time on the big screen. Alex is an awesome director :)

posted by Brett Robson on Mar 10, 2009 08:09:55

I can't wait to see this movie. Its gonna be insanely amazing :)

posted by tara on Mar 04, 2009 01:37:11

I'm can't wait to see this movie. Its gonna be insanely amazing :)

posted by tara on Mar 04, 2009 01:37:03

Seen a sneak peak. Mindblowing !!!!!

posted by Sitow on Feb 25, 2009 09:15:54

Nicolas Cage Amazing I'm waiting for it...

posted by ast on Jan 26, 2009 10:29:52

I only rated it 4 because It looks REALLY good I am going to see it the first day! I hope It is as good as it sounds!

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