Ad Astra Reviews

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January 10, 2020
Stunning filmmaking. But a story that is overly dependent on emotional beats that fall flat, knocks it down a few pegs.
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.
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 2, 2019
The movie definitely has a point of view, but it's not very enlightening, pretty bleak and in the end even a little trite.
October 2, 2019
Ad Astra has a glorious surface when viewed from a distance. Look at the details in closer proximity, though, and there are many unresolved conflicts in a story that doesn't necessarily have so much to recommend it.
September 28, 2019
While richly imagines practical and interpersonal aspects of settlement on the moon and beyond, the insights on human nature are on the simplistic level of pop psychology.
September 27, 2019
There are a few compelling moments in this science-fiction drama, which is set in the not too distant future. Overall; however, it doesn't break out of the traditional narrative confines of other adventures in outer space.
September 27, 2019
The film tries to tackle the dark side of human ambition but fails short of landing any impact.
September 25, 2019
Despite an Academy Award caliber performance by Brad Pitt, Ad Astra soars as a psychology case study more than the heartfelt, sci-fi drama it wants to be.
September 24, 2019
Pretentious and ponderous, this movie drove me to distraction. Yes, Brad Pitt gives it his all but his monotonous voiceover adds to the boredom the film exudes. Looks great but it is a pretty picture with no heart.
September 24, 2019
Ad Astra is a beautiful but boring film. The gorgeous cinematography and captivating score is let down by an uneventful and uninteresting narrative.
September 23, 2019
In the end the real problem with the film is tone and pace.
September 23, 2019
This is slow, obtuse filmmaking with little emotional connection.
September 23, 2019
A memorable space film, but lacking in Pitt's emotional journey. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 22, 2019
The underwhelming end result is an all too predictable film that undeniably delivers a bang but also an awful lot of whimper.
September 21, 2019
Visually, it is stunning and while it attempts to bring some new elements into the space-thriller genre, there were still some elements that proved to be generic.
September 21, 2019
There is no joy in watching Roy's emotional journey, and it makes the film's story tedious and boring.
September 21, 2019
An admirable attempt at an all-too-rare beast - the big-budget sci-fi art film - (but) the film is about as subtle as its redundant narration.
September 20, 2019
The movie goes a long, long way around the universe to find the same boring, cold-hearted action hero as ever.
September 20, 2019
This is as absurd as the 50s TV show 'Tom Corbett Space Cadet,' stretching 'science fiction' to the laughing point... forget thinking, or forget this movie.
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