Far Side of the Moon Reviews

October 17, 2018
Unflagging in visual and verbal wit, and yet emotionally true to its protagonist's weltschmerz, [director Robert] Lapage's meditation on reconciling the banal and the essential calls to mind the work of Sacha Guitry.
December 7, 2007
July 21, 2006
While the slow pace is a burden on some of what happens...,there is a beating pulse in "Far Side of the Moon." It's as wondrous as the imaginative tales we all read as kids.
February 10, 2006
The film may be best appreciated by those who've seen the stage version.
January 5, 2006
Lepage is such an interesting camera subject, you stick with this dreamy rumination even when the going gets arch.
December 2, 2005
Lepage maintains a leisurely pace and lets the narrative wander, but ultimately lands on the right side of the line between contemplative noodling and aimless navel-gazing, ending with an image that's simultaneously melancholy and playful.
December 2, 2005
In this gorgeous, high-definition DV drama, its stage roots are obscured by arresting images in this tale of outer space, sibling rivalry, and one man's struggle to find his destiny.
December 2, 2005
The Far Side of the Moon is a master class on turning a talky, one-man play into a visual delight.
December 2, 2005
As an actor, Lepage is a captivating presence, easily transforming from one sibling to the other. And as a director, he braids the personal and the universal with dexterity, turning theatrical intimacy into cinematic ecstasy.
December 1, 2005
It takes about 28 days for the moon to orbit the earth and approximately 60 minutes for Far Side of the Moon to reveal its full splendor.
November 29, 2005
Reworking his own raw material, Lepage spins a rich, moving film that acknowledges humanity's power to break out of Earth's daily gravity; in the process, he leaves audiences floating.
November 28, 2005
In essence, Lepage has remade 2001: A Space Odyssey without the Kubrick film's sense of spiritual curiosity.
April 14, 2005
Far Side of the Moon imbues the weightiest issues of human existence with a zero-gravity grace and charm.
April 5, 2005
Strikingly visual and thoughtfully moving, and also ponderous and pretentious.
November 8, 2004
Lepage brings a prodigious talent for startling, interwoven imagery to bear on a story already laden with metaphorical possibilities.
November 6, 2004
An achingly eloquent rumination on our place in the universe.
May 23, 2004
Lepage's films are always reflections of a curious mind, which constantly puzzles at the absurdity of a life where science, politics and the arts compete for attention with the mundane existence of daily life.
May 22, 2004
As a film, this is Lepage's smoothest, richest, most complete effort.
May 22, 2004
The moon in Far Side of the Moon shows its smiling, symbolic face in the very first frame.
May 22, 2004
Lepage's adaptation of his own stage play distills his typically grandiose ideas and visual quirks into a masterfully cohesive and entertaining film.