Ad Astra Reviews

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October 10, 2019
It is that most intriguing of science fiction epics, the kind that uses the vast reaches of space to turn us inward and remind us that what really matters is often what is right in front of us.
October 10, 2019
As much Ad Astra is an interstellar adventure, it's a tale rooted in the emotional brokenness of men, reverberating across time, space and generations.
October 10, 2019
Director James Gray urges us to embrace the wonderous creations in our orbit, rather than seek out worlds and dreams beyond our reach.
October 7, 2019
Proves that James Gray is a very talented director. [Full review in Spanish]
October 6, 2019
Ad Astra is a beautifully shot film that should only ever be viewed on the biggest screen possible.
October 4, 2019
While it's not always particularly deep, what feels new, even radical, about Ad Astra as a space flick is its conclusion that "being a man" is something smaller, stranger, and more malleable than the default expectation of American culture.
October 4, 2019
A typically idiosyncratic James Gray effort...
October 4, 2019
Gray's solemn space odyssey wrestles constantly with conflicting ideas: faith and science, optimism and despair, and yes, even indie vs blockbuster cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 3, 2019
I think this is James [Gray's] best film... Every performance here, every nuance, and every detail is just pitch-perfect.
October 3, 2019
Gray's film is so visually stunning in places, you'll wish that Roy would pipe down a bit and let you enjoy it.
October 3, 2019
A thoughtful, thrilling, and contemplative experience captured with sensory details that astound, delight, and terrify.
October 2, 2019
In a market dominated by blockbusters with elements of sci-fi, it's refreshing to have a thoughtful, character driven true science fiction drama.
October 2, 2019
Some unexpected, well-executed action pieces ratchet up the pace - and the tension - considerably, resulting in another worthy entry to the canon of space-set films.
October 2, 2019
2019 Brad Pitt might be my favorite Brad Pitt. A compelling, emotional and memorable story with stunning visuals.
October 1, 2019
Ultimately, Ad Astra is about personal responsibility, both as an individual, and as a member of the broader human community.
October 1, 2019
Brad Pitt gives a great performance in this film. Don't be surprised if he gets some acting nominations later this year and early in 2020. This movie is almost a one-man show, and Pitt carries it off nicely.
October 1, 2019
Ad Astra is not without its flaws, but Gray's science-fiction endeavor is ultimately one of the best films of the year.
September 30, 2019
There's larger social commentary here, but the root of the drama is about a man learning to embrace the emotions he's kept buried for years.
September 30, 2019
Technically proficient and understated in its beauty, Ad Astra has moments of action grandeur largely obscured by extensive sequences highlighting the vast emptiness of space.
September 29, 2019
If Apocalypse Now airlifted Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and released it smack in the middle of the Vietnam War, then Ad Astra takes hold of the material and blasts it into outer space. It's a bold and dazzling slice of science fiction.
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