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Moon Reviews

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
December 16, 2009
A well-assembled sci-fi thriller.
Patrick Z. McGavin
Screen International
December 16, 2009
A frequently engrossing science fiction story given a particular tension and seriousness by its moral inquiry into what it means to be fully human and alive.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
December 16, 2009
Moon actually gets a little dull in the later reels, just when it should be peaking in mystery and tension.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
December 3, 2009
Sam Rockwell's work is a light on the dark side of "Moon." It's not that the man behind the curtain isn't worth attention, it's that he's just not as interesting. It's predictably plotted, but unpredictably mournful and elegiac a la Philip K. Dick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 26, 2009
One of those rare, intelligent, thought-provoking science fiction films that come along less often than a blue moon, but there are some problems with the narrative and the science.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 26, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
October 20, 2009
Moon is a timely reminder of what readers of analog already know: that science fiction can be (gasp!) intelligent and thoughtful . . .
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
October 10, 2009
A moody, brooding low-key sci-fi feature that makes the most of the eeriness and solitude of long-distance separation to explore some very poignant themes of memory and existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 9, 2009
At the heart of this you've got this fantastic concept and a fantastic performance from Rockwell. It's absolutely tense. It's absolutely admirable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 9, 2009
This is science fiction at its stimulating best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
October 8, 2009
By halfway the film starts to feel like a mere exercise, one more effort to get maximum value from limited resources. Too much machinery, not enough dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
October 8, 2009
There might even be a touch of his father in there -- ''your circuit's dead, there's something wrong, can you hear me, Major Tom?'' It is a well-built, concentrated movie with a brain and a purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 8, 2009
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.
Brian Duff
FILMINK (Australia)
October 8, 2009
Clearly inspired by the great science fiction films of the last century, Moon still manages to be awe-inspiring and strikingly original in its own right.
Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)
October 8, 2009
While there are echoes of Kubrick's 2001 classic, Moon has enough that's original and surprising to make it worth recommending, and not only to diehard fans of sci-fi films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Giles Hardie
Unknown2
October 8, 2009
Much more than simple escapism, Moon may not be for everyone, but it is certainly a very good film that will inspire intriguing post-cinema conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 2, 2009
The filmmakers say they wanted to make a sci-fi story within their limited budget, so used ingredients that would satisfy both. Sadly, the screenplay is a bit low on other things as well, like meaningful content.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 2, 2009
An interesting idea goes astray in this unusual sci-fi thriller in which Sam Rockwell's astronaut Sam becomes captive in the recesses of his own mind.
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
September 15, 2009
Moon is the kind sci-fi film you rarely see any more; subtle and intelligent. Yet it gets stuck on the launch pad to greatness.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Patrick Kolan
IGN Movies AU
September 2, 2009
In an era when grey-shaded Hollywood drudge can cost hundreds of millions and deliver nothing, Moon stands out -- and it does so with dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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