Excerpt: Non c’è davvero nulla da salvare in questo film. Se L’albero della vita, fortissimamente voluto da Aronofsky quasi dieci anni fa, era stato accolto con sufficienza, ma conteneva almeno una riflessione sincera sulla morte e sul dolore della perdita, questo incredibile pasticcio è difficilmente giustificabile. Il peggior film dell’anno. Di gran lunga.
Excerpt: Darren Aronofsky propone una ida de olla que no luce en absoluto su abultado presupuesto. Aburrida y sosa pese a ser un atronador disparate, una película bobalicona que no debería levantar ampollas en los católicos de todo el mundo. Ni en nadie, vamos.
Excerpt: The fact that it takes itself so very seriously will, no doubt, lead its more cynical viewers to dub it an unintentional laugh riot — and you can choose to laugh at it. But you can also choose to wrestle with it, to engage as fully as Aronofsky has.
Excerpt: There are some brilliant elements to “Noah,” mostly in the first half. Armed with beautiful production design and some impressive special effects, “Noah” is stunning to watch, a bonkers version of the book of Genesis, if you will.
Excerpt: Aronofsky and his cowriter have ingeniously filled in the Biblical blanks (in addition to Androcles one can see Abraham’s conundrum in Noah’s surmising) to create a provocative yet action packed epic.
Excerpt: What ultimately undermines NOAH’s credibility lies in its clumsy move to reduce the man to a kind of archetypal superhero tale, complete with origin chapter, a visit to the sage wizard, and inclusion of absurd aliens.
Excerpt: Individuals driven by obsessive quests have long been a tenet of Darien Aronofsky’s work, so the religious subject mater isn’t as foreign as it seems. A man driven by obsession could be the focus of a fascinating film, but this drama doesn’t cut beneath the surface to delve deeply into the emotional concepts present.
Excerpt: A Biblical action disaster fantasy epic that is completely bonkers, endlessly entertaining, and actually religious in that inspiring-and-instructional way that you don’t need to take as literal truth to see the wisdom of.
Excerpt: Converging art-house and mainstream studio sensibilities, the whole of the final product—a monumental, nearly two-and-a-half-hour epic with a blockbuster-sized budget from a brief story—comes nowhere near its glimmers of audacity and daring. But between the film’s big ideas and bigger spectacle, its maker at least went for it.
Excerpt: Putting the hullabaloo to one side and taking the film for what it is, a daring retelling of a well known story anchored by committed performances and a simultaneous sense of sheer spectacle and grounded emotion, it’s an admirable success.
Excerpt: Aronofsky’s debut film Pi advertises itself with the line ‘Faith in Chaos,’ but the slogan might be more apt for the disorderly scope and fascinating vision of this Biblically-minded arthouse epic.
Excerpt: The childhood saying of “rain, rain go away…come back another day” certainly takes on a whole new grandiose meaning in Aronofsky’s powerful, Bible-thumping boating blockbuster. In short, Noah skillfully rocks the boat and does justice to the legendary Holy Book’s flooding fable.
Excerpt: A fever-dream spectacle brimming with outré imagination, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah takes the story of the Ark and goes nuts with it – it’s the Old Testament for the Transformers generation, and an endlessly fascinating journey into the mind of madness – both the mind of Russell Crowe’s Noah, and the mind of the filmmaker who carries his weight.
Excerpt: Não é um filme que permaneça na memória ou o filme definitivo sobre Noé, é um filme competente que deixa um enorme travo a desilusão, em especial pela coincidência nos actores (os oscarizados Russell Crowe e Jennifer Connelly de “A Beautiful Mind”, tal como Emma Watson e Logan Lerman do sucesso recente “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) que eram obrigados a mais química.
Excerpt: There are a lot of things to admire about Darren Aronofsky’s Noah , most refreshing is the fact that, for once, a biblical epic is being helmed by a competent director. After the recent short shrift given to Jesus in Son of God and the torpid Christian pep-rally of God’s Not Dead, it is nice to finally come to a Hollywood biblical epic that’s infused with a great director’s steady hand.
Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
Excerpt: Estudo de personagem agudo cujos dilemas e dramas que o revestem permitem rabiscar quem de fato pode ter sido Noé
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: Won’t please literalists…and on its own terms it’s frequently a bit absurd. But visually ‘Noah’ evinces a sort of loony grandeur, and emotionally it possesses much stronger resonance than one might expect, not least because of Russell Crowe’s zealous performance.