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In the Shadow of the Moon Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Lofty recap of the Apollo moon program.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 3, 2008
It never hurts to be reminded of our potential and our insignicance, and who better to do the reminding than clean-cut American boys who've covered up the entire world with their thumbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
March 19, 2008
I wouldn't have missed this chance to revisit one of earth's most significant encounters with deep space for anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 1, 2008
At the heart of the film is the beautifully remastered footage of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing (some previously unseen), interspersed with testimonials from not only two of the men who were there, who describe their innermost thoughts and feelings.
Top Critic
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 22, 2008
The crowd-pleaser has enough ambition to pitch a one-size-fits-all philosophy based on the Apollo crew's revelation that looking down from space, our problems seem trivial.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Turner
November 2, 2007
Thoroughly engaging documentary that takes a fascinating look at the moon landings using some breathtaking never before seen footage and some remarkably candid interviews with the surviving astronauts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Victoria Kettner
November 2, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
November 2, 2007
Respectful, enthusiastic and occasionally rather touching as the men, now in their seventies, recall how it felt up there. Yet the really important question never gets asked: what was it all for?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 2, 2007
The shots of the Moon, even after so many effects-heavy studio films have tried to recreate the look, are uncanny.
Karl French
Financial Times
November 2, 2007
Stirring stuff, packed with as many beautiful images as portentous outbursts.
Peter Bradshaw
November 2, 2007
There is something thrilling and moving in this documentary about the great era of the Nasa moon landings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
November 2, 2007
You probably won't find a more comprehensive document of space exploration on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 2, 2007
A solid, engrossing affair intercut with footage from the time, including live coverage of that famous day in July 1969 when Armstrong and Aldrin first walked on the lunar surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2007
A timely tribute to the 12 men who landed on the moon during the 1960s and 1970s. The remastered, rediscovered documentary footage is incredible, although the absence of Neil Armstrong is disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Arendt
November 2, 2007
The heart of Sington's film is the dry humour and boundless humility of his interviewees.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jayne Nelson
Total Film
November 1, 2007
A bunch of old guys talking about the old days - but what old days. An absorbing doc from a filmmaker who knows a good story, and a handful of men who've lived the best story of all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
November 1, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/6
Ross Bennett
Empire Magazine
November 1, 2007
This wonderful documentary succeeds as a reminder of human endeavour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 23, 2007
It shows how great we were, once upon a time.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 13, 2007
It seems more like a television program one would see on the Discovery Channel than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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