KNOWING (USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating—4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Knowing—excellent thriller—is one of the best 2009 films on the market. It’s another thriller/horror movie that plays with mathematical sequencing; but does so in such a bizarre and unique manner, that one does not remember that preoccupation with numbers is not a new concept in the filming industry. The script is intact with sound acting by Nicolas Cage and Chandler Canterbury. The portrayal of storyline is finely completed. Absolutely do not miss this film.

Storyline

Young Lucinda (Lara Robinson) sees future catastrophes, links them to dates, correctly defines location, and knows the number of people who will die in each event. When asked to place a contribution into her school’s time capsule, her contribution is a page full of numbers. Fifty years later when the time capsule is opened, Caleb (Chandler Canterbury) is given Lucinda’s paper to view and without authorization brings it home. His father, Astrophysics Professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), sees the sequencing in the numbers and, with horror, realizes the numbers have life threatening consequences for his and his son’s life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Alex Proyas for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers David J. Bloomfield, Topher Dow, Norman Golightly, and Stephen Jones for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Diana (Rose Byrne), Abby/Lucinda (Lara Robinson), The Stranger (D.G. Maloney), Grace (Nadia Townsend), Reverend Koestler (Alan Hopgood), Allison (Adrienne Pickering), and Younger Caleb (Joshua Long).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This sci-fi thriller is a classic yet to be realized.

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