Ad Astra Reviews

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September 18, 2019
Director James Gray reaches, and his visually striking movie is mostly a success despite a dud of an ending.
September 18, 2019
The lesson of the film is a straightforward one-that in the future, people will still need to rely on one another-but Ad Astra communicates it with staggering profundity.
September 18, 2019
I still left Ad Astra feeling the best kind of dizzy - my perspective shifted, my footing unfamiliar, the world something imperceptibly new.
September 18, 2019
While there's no lack of spectacular vistas, the most dramatic landscape of all is Pitt's face, regularly shown in close-up... This is an acting challenge which Pitt meets impressively, letting emotion surface seemingly against his will.
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
A genuine space epic which also succeeds in being a very personal film, thanks in large part to Pitt's performance.
September 18, 2019
Beautiful, eerie and always just a bit out of reach, James Gray's "Ad Astra" is an intriguing if not entirely satisfying space odyssey.
September 18, 2019
This is a film with thrilling ambition and reach.
September 17, 2019
With story so huge yet intimate, and earnestly sincere, "Ad Astra" is remarkably composed. Gray keeps a steady hand on the controls, capably landing this spacecraft.
September 17, 2019
Combined with the film's lavish technical achievements, [Pitt's] classic movie star sturdiness makes Ad Astra a memorable filmgoing experience even as the story it tells slips off into the ether.
September 17, 2019
[A] mesmerizing sci-fi drama that takes us to a future where humanity has started to colonize the solar system and the stars have begun to lose some of their luster.
September 17, 2019
The slow, deliberate and occasionally suspenseful "Ad Astra" is not an action movie in a traditional sense...Instead, "Ad Astra" is a film that raises pointed questions about our place in the universe and in our families...That's action enough.
September 17, 2019
"Ad Astra" may reach for the stars, but its own gravitas pulls it down.
September 16, 2019
Pitt is undoubtedly luminous as the brightest star of "Ad Astra," an engaging and even hopeful exploration about the consistency of human feelings, no matter where you are in the galaxy.
September 14, 2019
"Ad Astra" is Gray's most formidable paradox to date, liable to leave you awed, confused, and sad.
September 3, 2019
[Brad Pitt] blurs the line between fear and precision so easily that it's a haunting experience.
August 30, 2019
Gravity, Interstellar or even First Man this is not, despite the contributions of cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema and composer Max Richter.
August 30, 2019
Somber, stirring, ridiculous and just shy of sublime.
August 30, 2019
One of the most ruminative, withdrawn, and curiously optimistic space odysseys this side of "Solaris."
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