• Released
  • March 20, 2009
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 55 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 1,635 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Chilling predictions in a time capsule make a teacher (Nicolas Cage) try to change upcoming events.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Knowing is among the best science-fiction films I've seen -- frightening, suspenseful, intelligent and, when it needs to be, rather awesome.
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50

Chicago Tribune

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Until it jumps the tracks into self-righteousness, though, Knowing, directed by Alex Proyas, can also be as unnerving as the best episodes...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Knowing has about a half-dozen screenwriter credits, which may explain why scenes crash up against one another - smart, stupid, far-fetched,...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Science fiction fans will feel gypped, disaster movie fans will appreciate about 10 minutes of screen time and be bored by the rest, and no...
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Starts off mildly ridiculous, ascends to the full-blown ludicrous, and finally sails boldly off the edge of the absolutely preposterous.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If you're of a mind to believe a dreary and far-fetched thriller about numerology-crazed alien life forms, then you may find the movie...
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you want to know how inept the movie is...well, it's so inept that you may wish you were watching an M. Night Shyamalan version of the...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Director Alex Proyas resolutely thinks in B-movie terms. Even with an A-list budget, he oversells every plot point and gooses the thrills...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
If you see only one bad movie this year, definitely make it Knowing. The first major disappointment from director Alex Proyas is a disaster...
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0

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Isn't prophetic ... just pathetic
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Rated PG-13 | For disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Grim sci-fi thriller is too intense for young kids.
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