Ad Astra Reviews

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September 19, 2019
Ad Astra, set in the near future, gives the father-son dynamic literally astronomical dimensions.
September 19, 2019
With its stabs at profundity, Ad Astra seeks to merge the visionary grandeur of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the domestic drama of The Tree of Life. In the end, it doesn't get close to either. If you're seeking intelligent life, best to look elsewhere.
September 19, 2019
Like its protagonist, 'Ad Astra' reaches high, but only intermittently hits its target. It's certainly watchable, but unlike its twin models is unlikely to achieve classic status.
September 19, 2019
It's a tasty idea for a space thriller, and Gray, with a great deal of help from his charismatic star and his cinematographer, Hoyte Van Hoytema, has produced a rich, suspenseful, intelligent outer-space epic.
September 19, 2019
It's a well-made, provocative movie. And in a great big universe searching for intelligent content, one would hope there's still room for that.
September 19, 2019
'Ad Astra' plays like a critique of its blockbuster brethren - films that marshal the limitless budgets and resources of the studio system, all at the service of filmmakers with nothing whatsoever to say, or feel.
September 19, 2019
Stellar acting, along with the pretty pictures, overrides the film's structural limitations.
September 19, 2019
Ad Astra is undoubtedly aspirational in its intent -- but it's also trite.
September 19, 2019
Ad Astra succeeds as mildly entertaining 'soft sci-fi', even if it fails to land a substantial existential punch.
September 19, 2019
For the most part, the film's heaviness is a virtue, even when its director, James Gray, slips into grandiosity.
September 19, 2019
An exquisitely forlorn space epic where the spectacle elegantly serves Gray's interest in human ambition, desire, and frailty.
September 19, 2019
At once attractive and frustrating.
September 19, 2019
Brad Pitt knows that a more austere and contained performance is essential when facing such an overwhelming scenery. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 19, 2019
Toxic masculinity, daddy issues and mankind's battle with existentialism make up the poetry of James Gray's magnificent, beautiful space odyssey.
September 19, 2019
The stakes in "Ad Astra" feel more theoretical than urgent. Pitt, however, manages some genuinely moving revelations of character under duress.
September 19, 2019
"Ad Astra" is like a 5 Hour Energy drink: a sharp, pure blast of wow, until you come down and it leaves you empty and wanting.
September 19, 2019
Ad Astra is one half imagistic masterpiece and one half that director's commentary where all they're doing is listing what's on the screen and repeating the dialogue.
September 19, 2019
This daddy drama is nothing more than Brad Pitt taking a bunch of taxis in space.
September 19, 2019
There's a particular madness to 'Ad Astra' that causes you to look inward and ruminate on your own dealings with pain, shame and regret. It teaches a lot about humanity, fatherhood and masculinity.
September 19, 2019
Brad Pitt and visionary writer-director James Gray concoct a cerebral sci-fi film about fathers and sons that's absolutely enthralling.
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