The Astronaut's Wife
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Science fiction blends with domestic horror in this thriller. Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp) is an astronaut on a routine mission in space when something goes horribly wrong and it looks as if he's doomed. However, Spencer is rescued at the last moment and returns to earth a hero. He soon announces that he's retiring from space exploration to spend more time with his wife Jillian (Charlize Theron). Jillian has suffered from depression in the past and would like to start a family, so she's initially thrilled with Spencer's decision. Jillian soon finds herself pregnant, but she… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moderately diverting thriller that builds suspense and entertains effectively."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"One of the least endurable films of 1999!"
‑ Robert Horton,
"Lack of story, action and character depth."
‑ Bill Pearis, Citysearch
"If this movie doesn't put you to sleep, you're more than human."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Theron and Ravich's style keeps one watching, but by the conclusion one may wish one hadn't."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Languorous and oddly detached."
‑ Gemma Files,
"A high-toned grind."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"It's definitely not capable of being rescued."
‑ Steven Boone, Citysearch
"If only more capable filmmakers would have claimed this production we may have had a real winner"
‑ Blake French, NutzWorld
"You know you're in trouble when you have difficulty telling Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron apart!"
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"Theron is hardly ready to carry a movie."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Globe
"By turns dumb, boring, and ludicrous."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"The zombie-like movements so carefully mastered by the story's leads, Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron, make it seem that projectionist is running the movie at one-quarter speed."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"If the movie is a disaster on the writing and directing levels, at least most of the performances are strong and effective, and on a technical level, it is often impressive."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"The outcome is anticlimactic!"
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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