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Noah (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 28 March 2014 (USA)
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Noah (Russell Crowe) is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

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Darren Aronofsky
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Noah
Jennifer Connelly ... Naameh
Ray Winstone ... Tubal-cain
Anthony Hopkins ... Methuselah
Emma Watson ... Ila
Logan Lerman ... Ham
Douglas Booth ... Shem
Nick Nolte ... Samyaza (voice)
Mark Margolis ... Magog (voice)
Kevin Durand ... Rameel
Leo McHugh Carroll Leo McHugh Carroll ... Japheth
Marton Csokas ... Lamech
Finn Wittrock ... Young Tubal-cain
Madison Davenport ... Na'el
Gavin Casalegno ... Young Shem
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Storyline

Noah unquestioningly follows the command of the world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the cursed lands of mankind.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Rediscover the epic story of one man and the most remarkable event in our history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,720,472, 30 March 2014

Gross USA:

$101,200,044

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$359,200,044
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vera Fried: The seventh grade teacher of Writer, Producer, and Director Darren Aronofsky. The idea of making this movie came from a school assignment poem that Darren Aronofsky wrote in January 1982, for Ms. Fried's class. Titled "The Dove", it was selected for a prize for a U.N.-organized writing contest of that year. As a sign of thanks, Fried is mentioned in closing credits, and appears twice in this movie: once as an extra greeting Noah, and later as one of the corpses floating in the river. See more »

Goofs

When Noah is looking out of the ark towards the forest because he hears the animals coming, the sun is coming up over the trees and his head is blocking some of the light. But when we see him from the front in that same scene, there is no direct sunlight on his face or in the background. It switches between the from behind to the front view a couple times and this stays consistent between them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lamech: From Adam to Seth, Seth to Enosh, Enosh to Kenan, Kenan to Mahalalel to my father, Methuselah, then to me. Today, that birthright passes to you, Noah. My son.
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Mercy Is
Written by Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye
Performed by Patti Smith & Kronos Quartet
Patti Smith performs courtesy of Columbia Records
Kronos Quartet performs courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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Man Broke This
30 March 2014 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Since I am no biblical scholar, my comments are those of a movie lover. Tackling any part of a story from the bible is a journey filled with land mines and aggressive criticism - and that's before your movie is released! Surely director Darren Aronofsky was prepared for backlash from those who forbid any interpretation of the Good Book. The story of Noah lasts but a few pages in the bible, meaning Aronofsky had to creatively fill some space to produce a 2-plus hour film.

Russell Crowe makes a fine Noah. He is relentless in his quest to fulfill The Creator's request ... and he flashes his "Gladiator" glare on a few occasions. Rather than an uplifting childhood bedtime story, this Noah carries the burden of God, his own family and the survival of all beings ... his days are filled with moral dilemmas much larger than what you and I go through.

With all the miscommunication afforded by email and text these days, imagine if God conversed with you through images in your dreams. Maybe that process creates some areas of gray? Not if you are Noah. I guess he only dreams when God wants to show him something, so his decision making and mission is pretty focused. He is to build a giant floating warehouse to save two of every creature. Yes, that means a lot of death for those not invited. See, God is using Noah and his family to help cleanse the earth of mankind ... God is ready for a re-boot. He is really not happy with how mean and nasty man has become ever since that whole apple debacle and the murder of Abel by Cain.

Some of the visual effects are spectacular. I especially enjoyed the high-speed montage showing the creation of life ... you know that first week. Also, the beginning of the flood is quite a spectacle, but the ark itself is actually quite stunning ... constructed per the size noted in the Bible. The animals are all digitally created and we actually see little of them, though the on-boarding process goes remarkably smooth - considering this happens before the herbal sleep concoction is disbursed.

Most of the discussion will probably be on The Watchers ... the fallen angels who once tried to help mankind, and for their efforts, God turned them into giant stone creatures. I will add that The Watchers need a new nickname since they did the bulk of the manual labor in constructing the arc and then protecting it ... not much watching going on for these poor guys (voiced by Nick Nolte and Frank Langella, among others).

Noah's wife is played by Jennifer Connelly and their sons are played by Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Leo McHugh Carroll. They welcome Emma Watson into their family in what turns into a very odd plot twist, and the villain, Tubal-Cain is payed by Ray Winstone. Methuselah, Noah's grandfather, is played to the hilt by Anthony Hopkins. All of these characters are pretty one dimensional, but this is Noah's story. The burden he carries is quite heavy and his decisions aren't always popular.

If you are looking for the well documented story of Noah, it's no mystery what book you should be reading. If you are after a pretty impressive visual interpretation, you could certainly do worse than Aronofsky's take. And the best news ... no Morgan Freeman voice-over!


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