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When a half-century-old time capsule at an elementary school is opened, so is a mystery. Among the enclosed artifacts is a sheet of paper containing a string of numbers. Examining the cryptic message, Professor John Koestler (Nicholas Cage) discovers the digits accurately predict dates and death tolls of all the major disasters that have occurred during the last fifty years -- and there are three more prophesies yet to be fulfilled. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 20 Mar 2009
Video Release: 07 Jul 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Knowing is rated PG-13: for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne
Studio: 2009 Summit Entertainment
Website: Official site for Knowing.

Detailed Review

Nicolas Cage seems to have found a niche role in the movies as the man who can unlock codes (National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets) or see… 
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Why Is Knowing Rated PG-13?

A handful of moderate profanities and terms of Christian Deity are scattered throughout this script… 
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How do the depictions of the elementary school principals in this film illustrate the societal… 
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