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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:
Douglas Booth, Russell Crowe
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Noah

Product Details

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

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MZK on 17 Feb. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
I would say this is only just passable as a feature film. I've seen much better episodes of many TV dramas.
The film is very slow and doesn't flow well. The story is confusing and questions are left unanswered. The climax is underwhelming and the end is poor to say the least.
The only relatively decent thing were the special effects but I think I read somewhere though that they built most of the ark for real. If that is true they should have saved the trees and CGI it instead no one would have known.
I waited for a special night to watch this. I really wish I hadn't bothered. After watching I wished that I had brought Hot Tub Time Machine instead (I'm 100% serious about this).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Jones on 4 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
Not being a believer I approached Noah with a neutral viewpoint and although it has provoked strong opinions from both Christians and Jews about its ‘authenticity’ (I have read a brilliant review from a rabbi on Amazon.com) purely as a film it totally occupies the fantasy genre. The film definitely has the feel of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy with its creation story, abandoned fallen angels (they reminded me of the Ents) and the barbaric behaviour of men in a barren wasteland ‘other worldly’ landscape. I have to admit that I totally bought into Russell Crowe’s intense portrayal of the outsider Noah, a descendent of Seth and a man possessed who gradually descends into madness because of the enormity of the role the Creator has assigned him, full of certainty and then lost in doubt. However, as the film progressed and despite the impressive cinematography and CGI (in particular the onset of the flood) the screenplay appeared to become laboured and despite my initial goodwill I could not wait for the film to end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By freelander on 26 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
not what I expected, a bit to far from the Noah I remember as a child, still, it was an enjoyable watch.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 27 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Must admit I was caught in two minds regarding the purchase of this one, the film has
been slated by many reviewers and critics, however curiosity got the better of me.
This a Biblical tale -
'Noah' (Russell Crowe) and his wife 'Naameh' (Jennifer Connelly) scrape a living from
the baron landscape with their children.
'Noah' son of 'Seth' has always believed what his father had taught him as a child, and
has endeavoured to follow the path of his beliefs and faith.
He has a dream that he believes to be a message from God, he has visions of the World
being flooded to rid the planet of the evil that has flourished.
'Noah' seeks out his Great Grandfather, 'Methuselah' (Must admit without knowing he was
actually in the film, I knew 'Methuselah' had to be played by 'Anthony Hopkins' who else ? )
to make sense of his dreams and understand what has to be done.
'Noah' has to build an 'Ark' a construction large enough to house two of each creature that
walks or fly's, as well of course, to accommodate his immediate family.
He has the help of the 'Watchers' (fallen angels from log ago)
The King of the land 'Tubal-Cain' (Ray Winstone) who does not believe in miracles, and that
man is master of his own destiny, seeks to take charge of the Ark realising the flood 'Noah'
talks of is to become a reality.
The story on board during the flood a little to 'Hollywood' perhaps, though the film does have
it's moments though somewhat fanciful.
There of course are some decent Special-Effects along the way...
There have certainly been many Biblical drama's superior to this down the years, though I have
to say it was a little better than I expected, though, not great.
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44 of 54 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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64 of 79 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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