Ad Astra Reviews

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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
Ad Astra is undoubtedly aspirational in its intent -- but it's also trite.
September 19, 2019
At once attractive and frustrating.
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
"Well intentioned, but sets itself up for something big and then ends up being somewhat shallow."
September 19, 2019
James Gray's ambitious drama will prove to be one man's wonder to another's waste.
September 18, 2019
In the despairing Ad Astra the characters imitate machines with their batteries running down, and their adventures leave us cold. Was this trip really necessary?
September 18, 2019
The ponderousness that is supposed to make the film feel deep merely makes it feel soggy.
September 18, 2019
The big payoff is the cinematic equivalent of a black hole.
September 18, 2019
[An] impressively crafted yet increasingly listless enterprise...
September 18, 2019
Feels like two different movies rolled up into a single entity.
September 18, 2019
Expeditions to Mars are all very well, but Ad Astra is only really interested in reaching the planet Closure, with its twin moons of father and son. That's not enough to hang a movie on, even one as handsome as this.
September 18, 2019
...Gray has gone with the slowly paced, visual razzle dazzle of a "2001." Unfortunately, the 124 minute film...tells a story which could be conveyed with one sentence. Some may rhapsodize, others will be bored to tears.
September 18, 2019
We're not sure if there is life out there in the universe, but if there is, you won't find it in Ad Astra.
September 17, 2019
Dull, tedious, and derivative.
September 17, 2019
"Ad Astra" may reach for the stars, but its own gravitas pulls it down.
September 17, 2019
Psychological platitude, Oedipal cliché and holistic commonplace about love and humanity can't be hidden by attractive clutter and kinetic action, even in space.
September 17, 2019
Ad Astra is stately, meticulous and largely dull, with a kind of stale classicism that replicates the rhythms but not the vitality of past visionaries.
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