Ad Astra Reviews
March 25, 2021
It's worth watching, especially if you enjoy a space film, but it just doesn't quite add up to a perfect cinematic equation.
February 17, 2021
Ad Astra is an extraordinary film that contains a vision for the future that's both appealing and cautionary, as well as a technical wizardry that makes our solar system feel reachable and wondrous at the same time.
January 31, 2021
Pitt, in a largely non-verbal performance save for copious voiceover, shows his emotions through the cracks, allowing the character to reveal himself in the contemplative but compellingly unsettling way.
January 29, 2021
A powerful meditation on fathers, sons, and masculinity, Ad Astra profoundly deconstructs a traditional character archetype with a deft hand.
November 10, 2020
Pitt's wicked combination of movie star allure and acting talent make you buy into this gripping father-son space drama, which marches to the beat of its own drum.
October 19, 2020
Ad Astra is more a father son story wrapped up in an existential exercise than it is any traditional sic-fi film.
September 23, 2020
A seamless mood piece about loneliness, colonization, and fatherhood and ranks highly among the current onslaught of space movies.
July 24, 2020
There may be alien life out there, but sometimes we have to appreciate the life right in front of us.
July 7, 2020
An introspective, philosophical, and moving film, with ideas that shook me and left me breathless. [Full review in Spanish]
July 1, 2020
This is a deep (though not complex) and emotional film that only achieves full force in a darkened room before a large screen.
June 27, 2020
While it won't be everyone's cup of tea, especially paced as it is, Ad Astra is a true work of science fiction art.
May 4, 2020
James Gray's Ad Astra is an inwards journey about the necessity to feel things.
April 14, 2020
The special effects are seamless while the entire production design on the outer space sequences has a sense of realism and lived-in feel to it.
March 17, 2020
Brad Pitt is a movie star, and he uses every bit of his star DNA to carry Ad Astra. It's the performance of his career.
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.
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.