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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    This is slow, obtuse filmmaking with little emotional connection.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    In a mesmerizing, minimalist performance, Pitt forms the gravitational center of a film that takes its place in the firmament of science fiction films by fearlessly quoting classics of the genre (as well as those outside it).
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    John AndersonWall Street Journal
    To lavish too much praise on Mr. Pitt's performance would be to somehow suggest he isn't already among the best actors on screen. He is.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The film's geography takes us on a cross-solar system journey but the real trajectory is deep into the human experience - finding meaning in life and coming to grips with being left behind.
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    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    Gray has a gift for shrinking massive set pieces and enlarging private dramas.
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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    A seamless mood piece about loneliness, colonization, and fatherhood and ranks highly among the current onslaught of space movies.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    This should feel like a thrill ride IN SPACE, not like an actual 3-day trip to the moon where you wish the pulmonary embolisms developing in your legs would kill you.
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    Joanne LaurierWorld Socialist Web Site
    One of the difficulties is that Ad Astra is a space movie with a fundamental lack of interest in what's out there, in the form of intelligent life or otherwise.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    It seems unusual to me that the narrative of the space odyssey ends with a hopelessly conventional and unsurprising solution. [Full review in Spanish]
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