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First Man Reviews

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November 11, 2018
'First Man' takes flight as a stellar history of the first man on the moon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 9, 2018
First Man is the most solid film in Chazelle's career in that it takes the least amount of risks. However, it's not hard to imagine Chazelle to be the successor of Spielberg and Nolan as a blockbuster auteur. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 9, 2018
Chazelle delivers a round film that works within the prerogatives of several genres. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
November 6, 2018
It's this focus on the little moments that sets this apart from other space exploration films--the idea that behind all these historical events are real people, with lives and aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2018
It's odd for such a film, one of a momentous historical moment, to end up as an artful poem with the spirit of Dylan Thomas. But death permeates First Man because it had to.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 5, 2018
[D]irector Damien Chazelle sheds all pretense as he reteams with Ryan Gosling to explore Neil Armstrong, the man, not the legend, who took the infamous first step on the moon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 4, 2018
With the visual veracity of a documentary, Damien Chazelle's superb chronicle of the Space Race that lead to the 1969 Moon landing is a sterling work that goes to extraordinary lengths highlighting the risks these crazy-brave men took.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2018
puts the audience in the spacecraft and on the moon for a thrilling experience.... also a reserved yet poignant character study
November 2, 2018
Chazelle rarely lets us escape, We're trapped, trying to read the sky and the stars using only math and a ruler etched on a window
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 2, 2018
With its effective combination of a moving personal story with a stunning human triumph, achieved through dedicated filmmaking, one could fairly and respectably call First Man a 'perfect' movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 1, 2018
Like the chill of space, the result can be a bit cold to the touch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 31, 2018
Chazelle's direction is technically perfect and the cast is as magnificent as one might expect but the cold, detached approach to its subject keeps First Man from becoming the masterpiece it aspires to be.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 31, 2018
A visually impressive film, First Man is worthy of an outing to the theater to catch Chazelle and [cinematographer Linus] Sandgren's work on a big screen, though the slow pace will discourage some moviegoers.
October 31, 2018
The film proves that Chazelle is a legitimate force to be reckoned with in any genre and provides some of the most breathtaking sequences in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 31, 2018
The film is many things; magical, surprisingly intimate, remarkably suspenseful. But what it does best of all, and most importantly, is inspire pure awe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2018
It's honestly hard to imagine any other actor of [Gosling's] generation so realistically embodying the restrained dialed-back countenance of men of this particular generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
October 30, 2018
The special effects depicting space travel in this movie are loud, violent and claustrophobic, making the dangers of space travel seem more personal.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 30, 2018
Nothing on the screen, or anywhere else, could ever hope to replicate the profound, transformative experience of walking on another world. But it is difficult to imagine that it could ever be captured more closely than here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2018
It's a movie that can be frustrating because it's so close to being a masterpiece, but it's still a powerful, engaging film that focuses on the determination that finds humanity at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2018
The realism is palpable and procedural, the detailed symphony of sound and image in perfect harmonious sequences, orchestrated with an engineer's exactitude while never feeling cold or distant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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