Ad Astra Reviews

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February 6, 2021
It certainly has something to say. I just wish it hadn't said it so very loudly.
February 5, 2021
Given the effectiveness of Gray's more genre-y moments ,his insistence on paring his stories down to a kind of quietly masculine anguish feels perverse.
December 7, 2020
It's awfully cautious and plodding, regularly amplifying the wonder and the mystery, but letting down with its revelations.
November 16, 2020
The equivalent of a painter completing their masterpiece by punching a fist through it.
September 16, 2020
This should feel like a thrill ride IN SPACE, not like an actual 3-day trip to the moon where you wish the pulmonary embolisms developing in your legs would kill you.
August 6, 2020
One of the difficulties is that Ad Astra is a space movie with a fundamental lack of interest in what's out there, in the form of intelligent life or otherwise.
July 28, 2020
It seems unusual to me that the narrative of the space odyssey ends with a hopelessly conventional and unsurprising solution. [Full review in Spanish]
January 31, 2020
What could have been a great sci-fi movie was bogged down with dialogue and no real story. It is extremely boring and not worth a watch. Skip this one.
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.
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