Don't Come Back from the Moon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Don't Come Back from the Moon Reviews

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February 22, 2019
Aside from some heavy-handed visual gimmickry, this is a quietly powerful glimpse into fractured families and the importance of male role models.
January 29, 2019
While the ending feels a little glib, it still carries an emotional kick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 23, 2019
Fatherless fable Don't Come Back from the Moon is a small-sized affecting coming-of-age tale with a big scale heart and thought-provoking conviction. Thoroughly probing and perceptive, the conscious cow does not need to jump over this heart-breaking Moon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 21, 2019
The ethereally barren strangeness of both the locale and the bizarre events are fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 18, 2019
Small things transpire. Life-changing events happen. All of it framed in that one summer, where most days are about 90 percent despair and 10 percent hope and joy - but when you're 16, that 10 percent just might be enough to see you through to 17.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 18, 2019
You may find a second viewing helpful to take it all in, but this one is worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 18, 2019
For a movie that is supposedly about the consequences of absentee fathers, it sure has little of importance to say about the families they desert. The Moon deserves better symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
January 18, 2019
It's a very small movie with a very big emotional force that unfolds through the eyes of 16-year-old Mickey, sensitively played by promising newcomer Jeffrey Wahlberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2019
An artful and affecting mix of harshly defined specifics and impressionistic storytelling
January 17, 2019
[C]o-writer/director Bruce Thierry Cheung creates the atmosphere of a fable for this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2019
The movie's emotional potency is undeniable, its slow crescendo of wounded feelings and shimmering photography leaving unexpected imprints on the eyes and heart.
January 16, 2019
If "Don't Come Back From the Moon" isn't entirely successful, it means well as an engaged, considerate tour of a recognizably broken landscape
January 16, 2019
It's useful to remind yourself from time to time that cinema is made to deliver, among other things, sensory delights.
January 14, 2019
... Moon is an unexpected meditation on the complicated nature of family & how our grief can lead to depression, causing ourselves to come up with a myriad of reasons to leave ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2017
Poignant and visually striking.
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