Ad Astra

critic Reviews

, 83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Ad Astra takes a visually thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space while charting an ambitious course for the heart of the bond between parent and child.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Brad Pitt is nothing short of phenomenal in this remarkable, poignant and visually arresting film from James Gray.
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    Esther ZuckermanThrillist
    There's larger social commentary here, but the root of the drama is about a man learning to embrace the emotions he's kept buried for years.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    For most of its running time, Ad Astra amounts to a rather somber and sterile two-hour orbit.
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    Melissa Anderson4Columns
    The film's Latin title means "to the stars." But the satisfactions of James Gray's project lie in a special branch of astronomy-not the study of planets, but of the supernova at the center of "Ad Astra": Brad Pitt.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    It's a very somber and moody film. The atmosphere is achieved beautifully.
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    Cath ClarkeThe Big Issue
    McBride is a man living without feeling, and Pitt's performance is beautifully restrained, expressing whole continents of emotion with the furrow of an eyebrow.
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    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    Ad Astra is an extraordinary film that contains a vision for the future that's both appealing and cautionary, as well as a technical wizardry that makes our solar system feel reachable and wondrous at the same time.
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    Fletcher PowellKMUW - Wichita Public Radio
    It certainly has something to say. I just wish it hadn't said it so very loudly.
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    Jesse HassengerSportsAlcohol
    Given the effectiveness of Gray's more genre-y moments ,his insistence on paring his stories down to a kind of quietly masculine anguish feels perverse.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Pitt, in a largely non-verbal performance save for copious voiceover, shows his emotions through the cracks, allowing the character to reveal himself in the contemplative but compellingly unsettling way.
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