Moon Reviews

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November 17, 2011
August 14, 2010
Simple and alien-free example of the sci-fi genre. Slow, but there are so many details deserving attention, the chance to take them all in one only enhances the experience.
July 6, 2010
Start calculating the costs to Lunar Industries of its singular form of devaluing, and Moon's central premise stops making sense.
July 6, 2010
Moon is an old-fashioned sci-fi movie in the best sense: far more psychological drama than space opera, dispensing with overweening CGI and loud flashy action sequences while harking back to subtler, more ideas-driven entries in the genre.
May 6, 2010
While some of it is clearly inspired by other material, director Jones spins this yarn into something unique and fresh and new and exhilarating.
December 16, 2009
A well-assembled sci-fi thriller.
December 16, 2009
Moon actually gets a little dull in the later reels, just when it should be peaking in mystery and tension.
October 9, 2009
This is science fiction at its stimulating best.
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.
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.
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.
August 11, 2009
Making a smart genre film is a house of cards. Of Moon's praiseworthy elements, I am most impressed with this: for a movie so rich and complex, it is wonderfully simple.
July 24, 2009
Moon is a gripping sci-fi tale, but also has a lot of heart and humanity.
July 17, 2009
This is a defiantly British film. It's one we can be proud of - in moderation.
July 17, 2009
They do make 'em like they used to - a fresh blast of old-school sci-fi, bursting with ideas and a stellar turn from Rockwell.
July 17, 2009
The film is not entirely logical, but it raises pleasing questions and looks beautiful.
July 17, 2009
A heartfelt, if self-consciously derivative drama of human loneliness.
July 17, 2009
Psychedelic sci-fi? Glam rock goes off-world? No: wordy and overwrought like a radio play in space.
July 17, 2009
An indie sci-fi movie? That's what the director Duncan Jones has put together, to mostly inspired effect.
July 17, 2009
It's not fair to say that the film runs out of steam towards the end, because it remains crisp and unpredictable, but it does have the feel of an addictive Outer Limits episode finding ways to stretch itself over the feature-length mark.
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