Ad Astra Reviews

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January 18, 2020
[T]he best way to experience Ad Astra, is to let it wash over you, allow its masterful use of light and sound to enhance an already incredible piece of writing and a tremendous performance from Pitt.
January 17, 2020
If anything, it's best to experience Ad Astra without trying to be active in the story. Try too hard to look back and the past will just become a cosmic joke.
January 10, 2020
Stunning filmmaking. But a story that is overly dependent on emotional beats that fall flat, knocks it down a few pegs.
December 16, 2019
Ad Astra is one of Pitt's best performances to date as he compartmentalizes Roy's feelings in order to play the part of the dutiful, calm, clear-headed soldier.
November 21, 2019
What holds it all together is a fantastic performance by Brad Pitt.
November 21, 2019
Brad Pitt gives one of the best performances of his career. It's a deeply internalized performance but one where we can see and know everything he's feeling just by looking in his eyes.
November 17, 2019
Fantastic realistic space travel with a 'Mad Max' tone, and cinematography that is (out-of-this-world), pun intended- I enjoyed the sci-fi trip to space.
November 16, 2019
It's a less rewarding idea than the idea of a space adventure that the premise may promise, but the formal rigour of the tale feels thoughtful enough to offset any narrative lack of ambition.
November 9, 2019
The movie is an audacious, agonizing, engrossing meditation on personal isolation.
November 8, 2019
For a movie that goes from here to Neptune and back, Ad Astra's overall story doesn't really go anywhere for me.
November 5, 2019
Pitt mentions in the film that his journey has covered 2 billion miles. Believe me, it feels like you were along for every last one.
October 29, 2019
The action sequences work surprisingly well, the existential bits decidedly less so, but overall, it's a solid venture for Brad Pitt: Movie Star.
October 23, 2019
As with with many films that feature a quest, the great joy is the journey not the destination and that is true of Ad Astra.
October 23, 2019
Ad Astra is only modestly engaging, benefitting from the finely crafted visuals but failing to achieve dramatic grandeur.
October 19, 2019
Brad Pitt is nothing short of phenomenal in this remarkable, poignant and visually arresting film from James Gray.
October 19, 2019
Ad Astra works well as a kind of quiet and reflective inner journey that feels more existential than formulaic, more adult than most sci-fi films.
October 17, 2019
As a James Gray fan, I'm disappointed, not just in him but in the alarmingly enthusiastic reception this hot air balloon has received.
October 17, 2019
A morality tale reminiscent of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
October 16, 2019
The parable of the lost son... imposes insightful and intelligent ideas concerning masculinity. [Full review in Spanish]
October 15, 2019
It's quite a visual spectacle even though the story side lacks power. [Full Review in Spanish]
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