Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon)
Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1999)

A Trip to the Moon is the most famous of the over 500 short films produced by cinema pioneer Georges Méliès betwen 1896 and 1912, and its signature image of a bullet-shaped rocket lodging itself in the eye of a smirking moon is one of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1999
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...suddenly we have the cinema - that glorious mutt art.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Seeing A Trip to the Moon on Blu-Ray can leave one bedazzled.

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Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

The screen's first science fiction story - a 14 min. masterpiece, created by imaginative French director/master magician Georges Melies in his version of Jules Verne's story.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... a work of pure, playful imagination, a picture-book fantasy brought to life with intricate, hand-painted sets and a whimsical portrait of science as wizardry by way of the industrial revolution ...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Cinema's first science fiction story.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

The primitive silent landmark has more charm and originality than many modern CGI-cluttered epics.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A treat for cineastes and sci-fi fans alike, with Melies borrowing from both Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Early filmmaking at its best.


Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
A Trip to the Moon is worth the short runtime. It's the first sci-fi film and has been an influence to everything that has come after it. This is a nice… More
Alex roy
Le Voyage dans la lune is a very important film in the history of cinema. This is a wonderful short film that should be seen by every serious film buff. I first… More
Chris Weber
Ladies and Gentlemen: the world's first sci-fi film! Based on works by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, this is a landmark film from essentially the king of… More
KJ Proulx
In the first sci-fi/adventure film of all time, a man leads his crew to believe that he can shoot them in a bullet through a cannon, onto the moon. The visual… More
Albert Kim
This film was the turn of innovative film narratives to come. For its time, this must've been absolutely incredible. During a time when the world received… More
Spencer S.
The first sci-fi film ever made, George Melies brings his history as a magician to the screen with many tricks and first time use of special effects to the… More