Moon (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 12, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boosted by Sam Rockwell's intense performance, Moon is a compelling work of science-fiction, and a promising debut from director Duncan Jones.

Bob Mondello

Start calculating the costs to Lunar Industries of its singular form of devaluing, and Moon's central premise stops making sense.

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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

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David Keyes

A cue to the responsibility of filmmakers in a time when most seldom trust their audiences to think about answers, and asks questions that paralyze us in intricate fascination long after the final shot has left an imprint.

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

A well-assembled sci-fi thriller.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The film is not entirely logical, but it raises pleasing questions and looks beautiful.

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Will Leitch

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.

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Dennis Harvey

Moon actually gets a little dull in the later reels, just when it should be peaking in mystery and tension.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Dan Jardine

Solaris and Blade Runner meet Silent Running. A movie with both a brain and a heart.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An amazingly good hard sci fi movie. Not fantasy sci fi . . just goo sci fi . . an excellent film with Sam Rockwell putting on a great performance. If you want… More
Jason Robinson
Simple, tense, and wonderful. Sam Rockwell is kind of the man. So is Kevin Spacey's voice.
Nicki Marie
Decent. Not a favourite genre, but it had a decent amount of suspense, though a little slow to get there, and the lead actor is a little uncharismatic.
Mark Walker
Being the son of legendary musician David Bowie must put a lot of pressure on you, especially if your chosen profession is also to entertain. However, this is a… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A very interesting science-fiction, clever and well constructed, that boasts a solid performance by Sam Rockwell and a noteworthy debut direction by David… More
xGary Xx
A lone astronaut working a mining operation on the moon starts seeing the face of a young woman and begins to question his sanity. Moon flies very much in the… More