Noah

Noah

Darren Aronofsky (2014)

137min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An Old Testament favourite is given a blockbuster makeover by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. Russell Crowe stars as the man chosen by God (here called the Creator) to undertake a momentous rescue mission before apocalyptic floods consume the Earth. Yet beyond the task of shepherding animals into a gigantic ark before the heavens open, Noah is also tormented by several big questions, not least why he should be the one chosen as saviour. Aronofsky paints a bold story on a broad canvas - the grandeur of the special effects is interspersed with bouts of existential navel-gazing, which has a tendency to make the movie a tad lop-sided. It's an impressive spectacle - the ark itself is built to scale - but occasionally unsure of whether to be epic or relevant. Crowe is powerfully charismatic throughout, in marked contrast to the hammy supporting turns by Anthony Hopkins and Ray Winstone, which feel like they belong to biblical extravaganzas of a bygone era.

Summary

Premiere. A man is chosen by God to build an ark capable of housing his family and pairs of every living creature when the world is flooded. However, Noah's mission is complicated by his adopted daughter Ila, and the villainous Tubal-cain, who plans on storming the vessel to escape the Creator's vengeance. Biblical epic, starring Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson.

Cast & Crew

Noah Russell Crowe
Naameh Jennifer Connelly
Tubal-cain Ray Winstone
Ila Emma Watson
Methuselah Anthony Hopkins
Shem Douglas Booth
Ham Logan Lerman
Japeth Leo McHugh Carroll
Director Darren Aronofsky
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 4 Apr 2014
Drama