Moon 44

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Total Count: 5


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Movie Info

In the 21st century, an intergalactic mining corporation sends a group of prisoners to help defend a remote outpost from takeover by another, more ruthless company. This science fiction thriller, which centers on the battle for ownership that follows, was filmed in Germany.


Critic Reviews for Moon 44

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

  • The film looks nice but unoriginal (blue light, dry ice, flashing instrument panels); the model work is okay but laboured; the acting is stunningly mediocre.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The plot unravels in unwieldy dollops, and, despite some adequate special effects (for the time), the whole thing is really a bit of a bore.

    Jul 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Over-plotted, cliché-ridden and highly derivative, this mining mess certainly benefits from Emmerich's talent for getting every dollar on screen, and both the effects and production values belie its origins.

    Jul 15, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Boring sci-fi stuff.

    Jul 26, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5

Audience Reviews for Moon 44

  • Nov 27, 2012
    One of the most confusing, unappealing sci-fi films I've ever seen. In this early Roland Emmerich disaster, super-badass-chainsmoker 'Felix Stone' takes a quick twenty minute jaunt through the Blade Runner set (music and all) and then proceeds to a mining station in space where a group of ex-cons-turned pilots and a bunch of teenage boy navigators reenact scenes from 'Sleepers' and 'Top Gun' while they wait (apparently) for some sort of invasion from a rival mining corporation, in what amounts to THE ALAMO: IN SPACE! Emmerich's early script writing philosophy; the cut and paste method. If he likes, it goes in!... no matter how badly juxtaposed against the preceding or following scene! Lighthearted fun followed by a teenage boy's suicide? Intense action packed dogfight following a teenage boy's alluded shower rape? Sure! Fortunately Mr. Emmerich was able to sort out his vision for the perfect summer blockbuster by the time of Independence Day... Good for us.
    Brett W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2011
    Pointless low budget Sci-Fi with lifeless performances and a plot reminiscent of but simpler than a mid 1980s arcade game. It does have a certain oppressive atmosphere but little else.
    The S Super Reviewer

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