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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Starring:
Russell Crowe, Emma Watson
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 18 minutes
Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone
Director Darren Aronofsky
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Studio Paramount International
Rental release 28 July 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 18 minutes
Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone
Director Darren Aronofsky
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Studio Paramount International
Rental release 28 July 2014
Main languages English

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andres C. Salama on 14 July 2014
Format: DVD
The first biblical epic made by Hollywood in many decades isn't too faithful to its source: the presence of Stone giants should be a clue to that. Noah (Russell Crowe) is, in modern parlance, a quite fanatical environmentalist. Not only he is a vegetarian, but he reproaches his son when he picks up a flower. You see, he only eats those fruits and vegetables that had already fallen to the ground (such extreme ethics won't impede him from killing scores of men if it needs be). His family of gatherers stands in contrast with the mean men living in the dirty proto industrial cities, places where sin and disobedience to God (or the Creator, as the movie calls him) rules. That Noah values animals over men is seen by his ultimate plan (which he claims has been dictated to him by the Creator): he wants humanity to become extinct after the flood. That's why when he learns that his daughter (Emma Watson) is pregnant, he vows to kill her baby if it turns out to be a girl, as he wants the survivors of the flood to be the last humans on Earth. Criticism aside one must admit this is a generally well made, compelling and entertaining movie. Anthony Hopkins has a nice cameo as Methuselah, who is portrayed here as an ancient Gandalf like wizard (the Lord of the Rings seems to have been as much as an influence on this movie as the Bible here). Ray Winstone is fine as the chief Bad guy, the king of the evil men Tubal Cain. Also with Jennifer Connelly as Noah's wife. The barren locations (mostly in Iceland) help.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Patrick G. Teague on 11 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Noah was a very intriguing film to watch. Cinematically there is a lot of originality about the film and it does it's best to remain theologically neutral. I was surprised at the high level of subtle violence in the film. Russell Crowe is always watchable and the comparisons between Noah and Maximus are undeniable. There were also good supporting acting from Anthony Hopkins and Ray Winstone. I'm still coming to terms with a post Harry Potter Emma Watson. The film trailers chose to avoid depicting the Watchers, perhaps wisely. While slow to get going, the film comes into its own with the introduction of the ark and the visual delights that accompany the unsympathetic destruction of the world. Overall, a worthwhile watch and while it will likely leave audiences, of all beliefs, with questions; there is no denying that Darron Aronofsky is a visionary.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Ok, let's really look at this movie.

I get really frustrated by the people putting this down because it's not like the bible. ...So let's compare this to Harry Potter. To some fans, Potter is like the holy grail. And are the movies exact to the book, page by page? No, they're not. But can the fans appreciate the films? Largely, yes, we can.

Now, honestly, if you were within biblical times and found out that everyone is going to die and everything ever made will disappear bar one family and a load of animals, how would you feel? Scrap that, how would you feel if that happened in today's world? We'd all have kittens! There'd be anarchy, people would be terrified. I would be!

The idea in the bible that Noah built an arc and everyone was okay with dying is not as realistic as this is. I'm someone who's open to interpretation and the fact is, in those early years, there were just people, the values and laws are not as strong and definitive as what we see today. So people attacking Noah and the arc because they're so terrified of the unknown is completely realistic. Just step back and think about it. We still fear the unknown today.

The cast are very well chosen. When I heard Emma Watson had been cast in...probably her biggest film to date...I wondered if she could handle it. And believe me, she does. Emma's performance is so believable and realistic, she had me close to tears at some points. I believe she's the standout performance in this and I think this film will truly make her career. Dakota Fanning was apparently supposed to take the role of Ila but couldn't due to conflicting schedules. I cannot imagine her in this role whatsoever. Emma makes an absolute spectacle of herself in this movie in all the right ways.
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33 of 45 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 April 2014
Format: DVD
Forget what you think you know about Noah. In this Middle Earth saga the watchers are huge rock creatures that look like they belong in Star Wars. This is a rather bizarre interpretation of Genesis 6:1-5, and was my first WTF moment. The Watchers actually had relations with humans and created a race of giants who apparently ruled over man...not in this film.

Russell Crowe portrays Noah as a dark, bitter, dysfunctional, unlikeable person who obeys God through his dreams. (God doesn't even make a cameo.) The women, whose names aren't mentioned in the Bible are given expanded and important roles. All the time on the ark is spent on personal drama. No tending of the animals that are all living together in the hull of the ship.

Another problem is that Tubal-Cain kills Noah's father Lamech, not to be confused with Tubal-Cain's father Lamech while Noah was a child.The Bible claims Lamech was born in the 182nd year of Methuselah and lived 777 years. This means he died 10 years before the flood. Noah was over 600 years old at the time of the flood. Do the math.

There were a number of surprises, some I won't mention as I wouldn't want to "spoil" a millennia tale. That said, at the end, a son leaves the group before them all having children when clearly the families stayed together for a number of years and raised children until the Canaan/Noah incident which is not mentioned.

Poor Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly acted their hearts out, reminding me of Sean Astin who gave a wonderful performance in "Cabin Fever 3." Nothing like casting pearls before swine.

From a biblical prospective, the film was a disaster and not inspirational. As an action adventure story, the rock creatures made me feel like I was watching Indian Jones with aliens.
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