In the Shadow of the Moon
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. "In the Shadow of the Moon" brings together for the first,… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director David Sington poetically interwove 20th Century's cosmonautic history with its effect on the public's view of their country, their heroes and their future.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The crowd-pleaser has enough ambition to pitch a one-size-fits-all philosophy based on the Apollo crew's revelation that looking down from space, our problems seem trivial.

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James Berardinelli

Successfully recaptures the feeling of what made the Apollo missions so special.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Lofty recap of the Apollo moon program.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

David Sington more than makes up for the straightforward nature of his film with the quality of its interviews and plenitude of staggering archive footage.

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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader

The astronaut interviews are fun and occasionally moving...

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

It never hurts to be reminded of our potential and our insignicance, and who better to do the reminding than clean-cut American boys who've covered up the entire world with their thumbs.

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Jonathan F. Richards

The movie fills us with wonder, and pride, and a tugging sense of loss.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The contrast between the near-surreal space footage and the down-to-earth men who were actually in those spacesuits is awe-inspiring.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

I wouldn't have missed this chance to revisit one of earth's most significant encounters with deep space for anything.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Slaven
A spiritual journey about the audacity of man, the will power of man, the brilliance of man, the smallness of man. Dozens of anecdotes from the handful of aging… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Michael Collins: Everywhere we went, instead of saying "you did it, you Americans did it," they were saying "we did it, we, the human race, did… More
Dan Schultz
An extremely rich look on the glory of space exploration that took place in the 1960's, and the men who took part in the historic achievement of landing on… More
Ross Collins
I was always going to enjoy this one! The inspirational story of the Apollo moon landings entirely narrated by the astronauts themselves. Some of whom are… More
Gordon Anderson
Functional doc on the moon landings which inevitably suffers by comparison with 'Apollo 13''s heightened emotions.
John Ballantine
A very good personal record of the astronauts who landed on the moon but without Neil Armstrong's contribution, it leaves a huge hole. I could swear as… More

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