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An astronaut miner extracting the precious moon gas that promises to reverse the Earth's energy crisis nears the end of his three-year contract, and makes an ominous discovery in this psychological sci-fi film starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. For three long years, Sam Bell has dutifully harvested Helium 3 for Lunar, a company that claims it holds the key to solving humankind's energy crisis. As Sam's contract comes to an end, the lonely astronaut looks forward to returning to his wife and daughter down on Earth, where he will retire early and attempt to make up for lost… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Start calculating the costs to Lunar Industries of its singular form of devaluing, and Moon's central premise stops making sense."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"An eccentric sci-fi which cleverly deconstructs the mythology of the Star Treks and Star Wars which have colonised the future of our imaginations with their glamour, self-importance and operatic sound tracks."
‑ Ruth Hessey, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Rockwell's certainly up for the challenge of playing multiple roles, but ultimately, he's just yammering to himself. This movie has half an idea and, and the end, tries to convince you it had seven."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's a film that won't fail to move or excite anyone who's ever cast their eye skywards and let themselves wonder."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Someday, Rockwell will get his Oscar due, I have no doubt. But I bet that when that day comes, lots of movie lovers will look back and say, 'But it should have happened for Moon.'"
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"A well-assembled sci-fi thriller."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"The film is not entirely logical, but it raises pleasing questions and looks beautiful."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Solaris and Blade Runner meet Silent Running. A movie with both a brain and a heart."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Sam Rockwell should have been nominated for Best Actor at least twice."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"A throwback to the golden era of 1970s sci-fi, Moon is a long overdue and morally relevant antidote to the overblown bombast of todays science fiction."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Moon actually gets a little dull in the later reels, just when it should be peaking in mystery and tension."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Most contemporary sci-fi movies come on with all CGI-guns blazing, trying to blow the roof off the theater. Moon settles for trying to blow your mind instead."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Intriguing, imaginative, and thematically ambitious, Moon gives ample proof that Jones is a serious talent, pushing his concepts into intellectually and spiritually challenging territory."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Simple and alien-free example of the sci-fi genre. Slow, but there are so many details deserving attention, the chance to take them all in one only enhances the experience."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"Moon is an old-fashioned sci-fi movie in the best sense: far more psychological drama than space opera, dispensing with overweening CGI and loud flashy action sequences while harking back to subtler, more ideas-driven entries in the genre."
‑ Philip Kemp, Sight and Sound
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