Apollo 13 Reviews

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January 5, 2018
APOLLO 13 is...A-OK. In an era when cinematic heroics seem to be defined by bullets and brawn, it is a pleasure to see a movie in which the good guys triumph by using their brains!!!
August 22, 2014
Tom Hanks is on his way to becoming the American Everyman, an exemplar of boyish goodwill and quiet moral force.
August 22, 2014
Ron Howard's pop-entertainment you-are-there space thriller is easily the most rousing film of the year. And it might make real spaceflight just as nifty as Star Wars for youngsters.
July 30, 2013
Even if you know how it all turned out (and you should), this amazing journey is harrowing and exhilarating.
July 30, 2013
The film succeeds brilliantly at organizing great gobs of information into powerful drama.
July 30, 2013
Hanks is a terrific choice for the lead because he can appear strong and military without slipping over into Sgt. Rock corniness.
July 30, 2013
Apollo 13, one of the most exciting adventure movies of the year, proves that science history can be just as thrilling as science fiction.
July 30, 2013
Howard is not above pushing buttons of his own and milking the big moments. But they are indeed big moments, and the manipulation is not intrusive. He has made a can-do movie for our can't-do age.
July 30, 2013
The film, despite its raggedness, is stirring. In the end, this failed mission seems like the most impressive achievement of the entire space program: a triumph not of planning but of inspired improvisation.
June 1, 2011
This meticulous but ultimately rather pedestrian drama gradually won me over as a minor if watchable example of the "victory through defeat" brand of military heroism that John Ford specialized in.
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