In the Shadow of the Moon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Shadow of the Moon Reviews

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Top Critic
October 6, 2007
The movie fills us with wonder, and pride, and a tugging sense of loss.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 6, 2007
Successfully recaptures the feeling of what made the Apollo missions so special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott A. Mantz
Entertainment Insiders
October 6, 2007
A fascinating, surprisingly funny and extremely moving new documentary about the Apollo space program that really does have the right stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 5, 2007
...a moving reminder of an impressive achievement...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 4, 2007
The documentary would play well in a double feature with something on the four food groups.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 3, 2007
A rousing achievement that makes us wish we could once again reach for -- and touch -- the stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
September 30, 2007
...an entertaining and informative film that reveals so much about an event you think you already know about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 28, 2007
A stunning artifact, a reminder of a time when Americans of all stripes could look up to the sky and feel uncynically patriotic.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
September 28, 2007
The astronaut interviews are fun and occasionally moving...
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
September 28, 2007
It's a satisfying and heartening reminder of what a glorious thing a small group of men once contrived to do.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 28, 2007
The film is a history lesson, certainly, but history as seen through the eyes of the men who made it.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 28, 2007
The contrast between the near-surreal space footage and the down-to-earth men who were actually in those spacesuits is awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 28, 2007
It's a well-timed tribute to American initiative and courage...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 28, 2007
There's vibrant visual poetry here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 28, 2007
Fills you with pride for your country and your species...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 28, 2007
This is an enthralling documentary even if you have seen the story told before.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
September 27, 2007
It certainly is fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 27, 2007
A fascinating, funny and moving documentary -- possibly the best screen exploration ever of the Apollo program.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 27, 2007
An enthralling documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 27, 2007
Rather than an in-depth political look at what the space program meant then and now, Sington instead concentrates on getting us as close as we'll ever get to taking the trip ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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