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In the Shadow of the Moon Reviews

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2011
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/6

November 1, 2007
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
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The movie fills us with wonder, and pride, and a tugging sense of loss.

Full Review Source: Film.com

October 6, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Uniquely, almost impressively dull.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

October 6, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 6, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Successfully recaptures the feeling of what made the Apollo missions so special.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2007
Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
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The astronaut interviews are fun and occasionally moving...

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 28, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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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 Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

September 28, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It's a well-timed tribute to American initiative and courage...

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2007
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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There's vibrant visual poetry here.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 28, 2007
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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It certainly is fascinating.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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When it comes to the Apollo program, nobody relates the saga of men going to the moon quite like the corps of 24 who actually made the trip.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A moving and masterful documentary by British filmmaker David Sington.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/4

September 21, 2007
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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If you've seen such NASA boosters as For All Mankind, Apollo 13 and From the Earth to the Moon, do you really need to catch the latest one, In the Shadow of the Moon on the big screen? In a word: Yes

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 21, 2007
Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
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For those of us old enough, it is another magical reminder of how these missions gave us some hope in very challenging times. For those of us too young, this will give you an idea of what it meant to watch those baby steps that led to one giant leap.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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In the Shadow of the Moon is, quite simply, a revelation.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

September 21, 2007
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Though Shadow could use a bit more confessionals and a bit less history, it still succeeds as a reminder of America's can-do spirit at its best.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A movie about the space race, In the Shadow of the Moon recalls a different kind of sixties high, the out-of-planetary experience of landing on the moon.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A researcher for this production spent years screening NASA footage that was still, in many cases, in its original film cans and had never been seen. The film was cleaned up and restored, the color refreshed, and the result is beautiful and moving.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

September 14, 2007
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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It's so simple, so obvious -- and a revelation.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2007
Joel Achenbach
Washington Post
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Now, finally, we know what it was like to walk on the moon: unbelievably cool. Amazing. Fantastic. Scary.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 13, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It has the air of an officially sanctioned tribute rather than a probing study, but it's stirring all the same.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 13, 2007
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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It has taken a British director, David Sington, to do what nobody has done before: sit down with surviving Apollo astronauts and get them to talk us through what was, in retrospect, the happiest public event of an unhappy century.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 10, 2007
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Documentaries these days tend toward doom and gloom, so Moon is a welcome relief.

September 10, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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I came out giddy, feeling lighter -- by about five-sixths -- than I did when I went in.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 10, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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A beautiful, exhilarating, and sometimes deeply moving documentary about those long-ago Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

September 10, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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These are old stories told with minimal artistry, and the film lacks the vision that might separate it from a crowded field.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

September 7, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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One small documentary for a filmmaker and one giant leap in inspiration for audiences.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 7, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Want to know what the 'right stuff' really is? Take a look.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Imagine a time when we actually could set ourselves a national goal -- and meet it within a decade. Imagine an era when the whole free world cheered us on to do it, and then celebrated with us when we did.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's a stirring reminder of a time when anything seemed possible.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 7, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Oh, what stories these heroes have to tell.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It feels good to remember those days, even now. Especially now.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 7, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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In the Shadow of the Moon is a morale booster. The power of its archival images hasn't diminished with familiarity.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 7, 2007
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Thanks to who they are and what they're talking about, the ten talking heads of In the Shadow Of the Moon are more dramatic than the heroes of most dramas.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 6, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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This magnificent documentary about the Apollo missions to the moon contains oodles of original, beautifully remastered NASA footage that has never been seen before.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A

September 6, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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A film full of wonders.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 6, 2007
John Anderson
Newsday
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Such an elegant enterprise you might say it has gossamer wings.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

September 6, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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David Sington's In the Shadow of the Moon moved me to the extremes of nostalgia, regret and outright admiration as no other movie has moved me this year, even though -- or perhaps because -- it is a mere documentary.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

September 5, 2007
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
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In the Shadow of the Moon recalls the wondrous moment when America had the entire world looking up, up, and not away.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 4, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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In the Shadow of the Moon finds new resonance in the moment when America redefined progress -- but also when it heeded the siren song of a world so desolate it reminded you what a paradise ours truly is.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

August 29, 2007
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The excitement, majesty and extraordinary human accomplishment of the American lunar program of the '60s and early '70s is rousingly captured in In the Shadow of the Moon.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 31, 2007
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