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Certificate 12A
Cast
Russell Crowe
Logan Lerman
Douglas Booth
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Darren Aronofsky
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John Logan
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Noah
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Noah

Plot
The world after the fall from Paradise is corrupt, wicked and in decline, held in thrall by Tubal-cain (Winstone), descendant of the first murderer. But Noah (Crowe), of the righteous line of Seth, receives a vision from the Creator: the world will be cleansed and all its creatures - mankind aside - must be saved.


Verdict
Inventive, ambitious, brutal and beautiful: a potent mythological epic. But also wilfully challenging, as likely to infuriate as inspire, whether through its unmitigated Old Testament harshness or its eco-message revisionism. If only more blockbusters were like this.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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