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First Man Reviews

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February 21, 2019
First Man is as bitter and mournful as its protagonist, a true feat for a Hollywood movie about one of the most iconic and celebrated American symbolic victories. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 11, 2019
From the very first second, Neil's story is brought to life in such a way that not only inspire you to be your best self, but will also educate you in a way you have perhaps never experienced before.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
February 7, 2019
Chazelle somehow tunes us in to not only the precarious trauma of mankind's first journey to the moon, but also the precarious trauma of mankind's shared journey through life.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 7, 2019
Handsome, technically astonishing awards contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2019
Where's the excitement? Man went to the moon. There should be excitement that runneth over. I don't even know if there was enough in the tank to get it started. This is a hard pass for me.
January 31, 2019
Expect lucid space images and not fabricated spectacles, as well as emotions that feel humanely grounded and powerfully mature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 31, 2019
It's as though Chazelle and his ringer cast had approached each scene, whether a space shot or a conversation around a dinner table, and polished it to a blinding shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2019
It is an effective - and affecting - immersive experience for those who wish to understand exactly what drives people like Elon Musk.
January 28, 2019
A mash of awe-inspiring technical wizardry and heartfelt soul gazing, presented by Chazelle with great skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2019
Painted in shades of melancholy and shouted through silence, it's as much a space movie as it is a psychological drama about grief, and it's an extraordinary effort thanks to its chosen approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2019
By the end of First Man, it's unclear if Chazelle wants viewers to cheer on the achievement of walking on the moon - or just breathe a sigh of relief.
January 22, 2019
First Man is an immersive experience, a technical marvel with a poignant payoff.
January 21, 2019
Featuring outstanding performances from Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, it's a beautifully-made film that includes remarkable work from all involved. Simply put, it's one of the best films of 2018, and should not be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2019
Did Ed White have it right when he said, "If a civilization doesn't try to expand its horizons, it can never grow as a nation." What was that about American prestige again?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 17, 2019
If you enjoy a well-crafted and introspective true story about one of the greatest scientific achievements in history, see First Man.
January 12, 2019
Chazelle's approach might keep emotions grounded longer than necessary, but First Man nevertheless takes flight when it matters most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 28, 2018
Chazelle's biopic about Neil Armstrong is candid and humble. Award season fuel that lacks a certain ferocity to be considered an epic and worthy biography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2018
"What do Tony Soprano, Gary Cooper and Neil Armstrong have in common?".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2018
The film has a surprising low-budget feel that's well-suited to Chazelle's style and doesn't stray far from his indie film roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2018
"First Man" is an astonishing triumph of ingenuity and dexterity - simply brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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