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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In a single sequence, Aronofsky combines creationism, Darwinian evolution, original sin, the end of days, and radical environmentalism."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Rock Transformers."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"The film sometimes plays like a Bible story filtered through the lens of a Snow White and the Huntsman -type re-imagining."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"Aronofsky manages to transform a story, hokey on paper and even on reflection, into a spiritual flood-saga that's pretty damned immersive and elemental in its power."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Noah manages to be both reverent and action-conscious, but not strongly either one."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"For all the high-tech showmanship on display, this retelling of Noah and the Ark marks a serious effort to engage with the Old Testament as a literary text."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"It's overlong and a times sluggish. The fights and battles, designed to give an epic fantasy feel to the movie, are grave miscalculations. And the overabundance of CGI often makes Noah look like a video game."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Noah isn't exactly the epic that bible-thumpers wished for, but Aronofsky's vision is masterful enough to create truly mesmerizing moments without being swept away by the murky waters of blockbuster boredom."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"It isn't the changes to the base story that are bothersome. It's the bat-guano crazy embellishments that make little to no sense in the grand scheme of things that do."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"It ranges far, wide and clumsily in expanding its slender source material, but Noah aches with aspiration, its sincerity and ambition virtually leaping off the screen."
‑ John Anderson, America Magazine
"In some ways, Noah resembles one of those Kirk Cameron movies about the apocalypse, only with a better cast and more dazzling special effects."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Darren Aronofsky's film about the Old Testament shipbuilder has been sparking controversy - but there's no denying that the Great Flood, digitized, is a pretty great flood."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR
"This is an epic that could easily have gotten lost in spectacle, but Aronofsky has managed to balance things just right, making for a thrilling and touching cinematic experience."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Aronofsky's signature grandiosity is too often at odds with -- and diminished by -- the familial melodrama he has created aboard the vessel."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Artforum
"It's ultimately clear that the movie could've lost half of its running time without sacrificing any of its important story and character beats..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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