First Man Reviews

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October 29, 2019
The up-close, frantic camera shots are replaced by glorious wide shots of the Saturn V rocket lifting off and leaving the Earth's atmosphere, accented by Justin Hurwitz's beautiful score.
October 23, 2019
Chazelle demonstrates the rare skill of staging epic spectacles within a most intimate setting.
October 18, 2019
"First Man" soars as much when it's staying grounded as it does when Armstrong and the dreams of the nation finally reach that far-off star.
August 21, 2019
This may be [Damien] Chazelle's best film yet. It may not be a joyous celebration, but watching the intense performances and the meticulous detail, should put your over the moon.
August 7, 2019
In the end, Chazelle manages to fashion First Man into a gripping account of one of mankind's greatest achievements. The only slight frustration is the stoic-to-a-fault central character.
August 2, 2019
It's no wonder that [Damien] Chazelle loves portraying obsessed men because he is clearly obsessed with the details. He pays attention to everything. From the smallest bolt holding a ship together to the tempo of Justin Hurwitz's fabulous score.
July 29, 2019
First Man doesn't just dwell on its subject's achievements. It takes a beat to glance into Armstrong's personal motivations and vulnerabilities while using technical mastery to tell an engrossing true-life story.
July 15, 2019
First Manis an interesting take on The United States Space program in the 1960s and the man that would become revered as an American Hero.
July 10, 2019
A masterclass in restrained filmmaking that should not be missed.
July 7, 2019
Director Damien Chazelle is on epic territory with the eight-year evolution of astronaut Neil Armstrong from daredevil test pilot to the first man to plant his space boots on the Moon.
June 17, 2019
A thrilling, well constructed character drama that doesn't pull its punches.
June 3, 2019
This is the first space program movie that shows us something other than the usual space program flag-waving-we see civilians questioning the financial costs of the program.
June 3, 2019
Chazelle takes an epic tale and brings it down to earth, making the monumental personal and the historic immediate. Rarely are films of this scale so deeply intimate and yet so grandly realized.
May 29, 2019
Gosling delivers an excellent performance, and presents a character (Neil) full of ambitions, not capable of dealing with emotions, obsessive, brilliant, and pragmatic. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 4, 2019
Reminiscent of Christopher Nolan's breathtaking Dunkirk in that it takes a more subtle approach in its presentation of an event so epic in scale, [Damien] Chazelle has crafted something truly impeccable
April 16, 2019
You feel every nerve-racking moment of this situation you'd never otherwise experience. It's what cinema was made for.
April 9, 2019
From the opening moments of First Man, it's clear that director Damien Chazelle has set out to depict space travel in a way heretofore unseen on the big screen.
April 4, 2019
Harrowing, fascinating and very moving, "First Man" takes a larger-than-life story and brings the people down to earth, while never diminishing the enormity and grandeur of the achievements.
April 2, 2019
Interspersed amongst the rattling, vibrato, and shaky camera-work, nonetheless, are Oscar-worthy performances.
April 2, 2019
First Man is one of the most delicate, intimate and complexe space exploration movies ever made. [Full review in Spanish]
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