Russell Crowe in Noah
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Noah criticised by religious groups

One of the year's most controversial films, biblical epic Noah has opened despite attracting criticism from several religious groups.

One of the year's most controversial films is the biblical epic Noah starring Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe.

It has opened in some parts of the world but it is banned in several areas of the Middle East with complaints that it contradicts the teachings of Islam.

It has also been criticised by Jewish and Christian groups for straying from the biblical text.

Tom Brook reports from New York.