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Far Side of the Moon Reviews

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
July 21, 2006
While the slow pace is a burden on some of what happens...,there is a beating pulse in "Far Side of the Moon." It's as wondrous as the imaginative tales we all read as kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2006
The film may be best appreciated by those who've seen the stage version.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 5, 2006
Lepage is such an interesting camera subject, you stick with this dreamy rumination even when the going gets arch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 2, 2005
Lepage maintains a leisurely pace and lets the narrative wander, but ultimately lands on the right side of the line between contemplative noodling and aimless navel-gazing, ending with an image that's simultaneously melancholy and playful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pam Grady
Reel.com
December 2, 2005
In this gorgeous, high-definition DV drama, its stage roots are obscured by arresting images in this tale of outer space, sibling rivalry, and one man's struggle to find his destiny.
| Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 2, 2005
The Far Side of the Moon is a master class on turning a talky, one-man play into a visual delight.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 2, 2005
As an actor, Lepage is a captivating presence, easily transforming from one sibling to the other. And as a director, he braids the personal and the universal with dexterity, turning theatrical intimacy into cinematic ecstasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 1, 2005
It takes about 28 days for the moon to orbit the earth and approximately 60 minutes for Far Side of the Moon to reveal its full splendor.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Peranson
Village Voice
November 29, 2005
Reworking his own raw material, Lepage spins a rich, moving film that acknowledges humanity's power to break out of Earth's daily gravity; in the process, he leaves audiences floating.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2005
In essence, Lepage has remade 2001: A Space Odyssey without the Kubrick film's sense of spiritual curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 14, 2005
Far Side of the Moon imbues the weightiest issues of human existence with a zero-gravity grace and charm.
| Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 5, 2005
Strikingly visual and thoughtfully moving, and also ponderous and pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
November 8, 2004
Lepage brings a prodigious talent for startling, interwoven imagery to bear on a story already laden with metaphorical possibilities.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 6, 2004
An achingly eloquent rumination on our place in the universe.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 23, 2004
Lepage's films are always reflections of a curious mind, which constantly puzzles at the absurdity of a life where science, politics and the arts compete for attention with the mundane existence of daily life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
May 22, 2004
Lepage's adaptation of his own stage play distills his typically grandiose ideas and visual quirks into a masterfully cohesive and entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
May 22, 2004
As a film, this is Lepage's smoothest, richest, most complete effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 22, 2004
The moon in Far Side of the Moon shows its smiling, symbolic face in the very first frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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