Noah Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Noah

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    A bit wet.

  • Starring:

    Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte (voice), Mark Margolis (voice), Frank Langella (voice)

  • Directed by:

    Darren Aronofsky

  • Running time:

    138 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A, PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched, axed, slashed, stabbed, kicked, speared, crushed, hit with objects, pursued, dragged, burned, hair-pulled, trampled, snared, wrestled. Animals are speared, torn apart, hacked, butchered, thrown, throat-slit. Burning village, explosions. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses, piles of bodies, human skulls, skeletons. Wounded animals, animal carcasses, animal corpses, animal entrails. Bloody legs, open wounds, bloody gashes, bloody cuts, bloody feet, dripping blood, blood splatter, missing eye. Wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Naked man (rear/side view seen from distance). A teen couple (brother and adopted sister) have implied sex. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Animals are hypnotised with incense smoke. Alcohol (wine), intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    Family, father-son relationships, adoption, justice, judgement, Noah's Ark, the Bible, Cain and Abel, fratricide, Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, hypnosis, weapons forging, desperation, survival, wickedness, punishment, creationism, miracles, evolution, humanity, betrayal, childbirth, forgiveness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Murdered family. Childbirth scene. Earthquakes, flood, lightning, waterfall, rainbow. Snakes, snakeskin, doves, wild dog, flocks of birds, frogs, lizards, apes, deer, bears, elephants, butterflies. Lots of animals/creatures (at least two of every kind, in fact): birds, insects, amphibians, mammals, reptiles). Rock creatures, angels. Spitting, visions, hallucinations. Fast-moving stop-motion cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Bold, environmentalist, revisionist, naturalistic, fantastical, inventive, ambitious, brutal, beautiful, intense, wondrous, potent, fascinating, dazzling, blockbuster, personal, rousing, mad, thoughtful, well-intended. Arresting film-making, visually extravagant, muscular cinematography, dramatic score, good rapport between Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, spectacular ark, elaborate special effects, modern interpretation, intense performance from Crowe, poetic dream sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Uneven, murky, ill-conceived, messy, dull, melodramatic, unsurprising, monotonous, stagey, dumb, ludicrous, long, lacking. Hackneyed villain, drab colours, bulk of cast have little to do, you know how it ends.

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