First Man Reviews

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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]
March 21, 2019
A fascinating film, it's difficult to watch at times because there's so much loss and so much risk that we never really thought about that lead us getting there.
March 20, 2019
A compelling real-life story, an acclaimed director, impressive visuals, a good cast, First Man has so much going for it, which does not explain why the film is so underwhelming.
March 14, 2019
Chazelle skillfully manages to create suspense out of events whose outcomes are well documented.
March 11, 2019
A sombre portrait of what going to the moon and back does to a man.
March 5, 2019
Damien Chazelle, by looking unromantically at how NASA's Apollo program hurled astronauts onto the face of the moon, has made the most inspiring big-studio film in years. Maybe decades.
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]
February 17, 2019
Bragging rights at what cost
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.
February 8, 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.
February 7, 2019
Handsome, technically astonishing awards contender.
February 6, 2019
Damien Chazelle is master manipulator of cinema. He knows exactly what to do with a camera to make you feel like you are physically experiencing this film from the astronaut perspective directly from your set. It's cinematically beautiful
February 4, 2019
While the film had some great thematic elements (specifically the moments in space), the same things that were felt toward the beginning and end of the film, did not span across the film's entirety.
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.
February 1, 2019
Expect lucid space images and not fabricated spectacles, as well as emotions that feel humanely grounded and powerfully mature.
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.
January 29, 2019
A mash of awe-inspiring technical wizardry and heartfelt soul gazing, presented by Chazelle with great skill.
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