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Far Side of the Moon Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Strikingly visual and thoughtfully moving, and also ponderous and pretentious.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

In essence, Lepage has remade 2001: A Space Odyssey without the Kubrick film's sense of spiritual curiosity.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 28, 2005
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film may be best appreciated by those who've seen the stage version.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 2, 2005
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Lepage is such an interesting camera subject, you stick with this dreamy rumination even when the going gets arch.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 5, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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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

December 1, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

May 23, 2004
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

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 Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

July 21, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Far Side of the Moon imbues the weightiest issues of human existence with a zero-gravity grace and charm.

| Original Score: 4/4

April 14, 2005
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 7, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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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

December 2, 2005
Mark Peranson
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 29, 2005
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY

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 Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 22, 2004
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The moon in Far Side of the Moon shows its smiling, symbolic face in the very first frame.

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

May 22, 2004
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

As a film, this is Lepage's smoothest, richest, most complete effort.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

May 22, 2004
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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An achingly eloquent rumination on our place in the universe.

November 6, 2004
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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Lepage brings a prodigious talent for startling, interwoven imagery to bear on a story already laden with metaphorical possibilities.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 8, 2004
Pam Grady
Reel.com

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

December 2, 2005
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 2, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
May 22, 2004

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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