In the Shadow of the Moon

2019

In the Shadow of the Moon

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In the Shadow of the Moon isn't always successful at balancing its assorted elements, but its struggles may be diverting enough to warrant a stream.

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In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Directed by Jim Mickle and also starring Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.

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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (21)

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  • Jan 12, 2020
    The time travel gimmick here isn't perhaps the most original but Mickle wisely puts the emotional core of the story front and center which has the effect of mostly negating you overthinking the premise.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2019
    It's refreshing to find these mid range budget movies on Netflix. The film is unafraid to attempt high concept storytelling and for the better part of the film, it works. There are some strong flaws, but without diving into the storyline and giving things away, I'll stay clear from examples. If you can go with the film, like a comic book, you'll enjoy the twists and turns. It's really nice to see Netflix relying on these high concept thrillers to lure the casual moviegoer who are trapped by the mega budgeted franchise films being hurled at them. Not a great film, but it was interesting and has an out there storyline. 27/09/2019
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