Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  122 min.
Release Date: March 20, 2009
DVD: July 7, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.87
based on 936 votes and 127 reviews
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Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Adrienne Pickering, Nadia Townsend, Liam Hemsworth


In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury). But it is Caleb's father, professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years.

As Ted further unravels the document's chilling secrets, he realizes the document foretells three additional events—the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son. When Ted's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.

With the reluctant help of Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne) and Abby Wayland, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, Ted's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster—and the ultimate sacrifice.

Director: Alex Proyas
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Todd Black, Jason Blum, Steve Tisch
Screenplay: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Stuart Hazeldine
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  • 4 stars "Looks like many people don't like the ending because there is no super hero to save the world, and I recommend those people go to watch Superman. I think this movie tries to bring the message that this world would come to an end and there is hope. Great CG effects on the plane and train crash too."