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Moonwalkers (2016)

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After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent (Ron Perlman) must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager (Rupert Grint) to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.
Rating:
R (for strong bloody violence, graphic nudity, plentiful drug use and language)
Genre:
Comedy
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In Theaters:
 limited
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Studio:
Partizan Films

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Cast

Ron Perlman
as Kidman
Kerry Shale
as Mr. White
Jay Benedict
as Colonel Dickford
Tom Audenaert
as Renatus
John Flanders
as CIA Agent Murphy
Jeanne Abraham
as Employee
Dan Poole
as Hell's Angel
James Cosmo
as Dawson
Joe Sheridan
as Poshman
Thom Tuck
as Hippie Dealer
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Critic Reviews for Moonwalkers

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (9)

It's all good English fun, full of drugs, brutality, and general late-'60s decadence. It's also weirdly slack for such an insane ride, as if director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet was afraid he might get in the way of Dean Craig's splendid story.

Full Review… | January 15, 2016
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

Forget a fake moon landing. "Moonwalkers" is a fake comedy ...

Full Review… | January 15, 2016
RogerEbert.com
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Director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, who devised the story, is dazzled by period style and puerile jokes, but nothing lands as especially funny, merely tired.

Full Review… | January 14, 2016
Los Angeles Times
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The misguided "Moonwalkers" invests too much in the comedy potential of things that haven't been funny for a long while.

Full Review… | January 14, 2016
New York Times
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Houston, we have landed in an overtly silly, mod-and-LSD rendition of '69 London that seems on loan from the Austin Powers sets.

Full Review… | January 14, 2016
NPR
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[A] cheerfully insane, comically violent, often confounding, sometimes tedious but ultimately entertaining trip through the looking glass.

Full Review… | January 14, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Moonwalkers

½

Awesome psychedelic scenery! Plausible deniability story of how the CIA had to film the landing on the moon just in case Apollo didn't make it, did they?

David Cauthen
David Cauthen
½

I honestly wanted to really like this movie, it's energetic and it, at the very least, unlike a lot of films, seems to really try to be telling fairly unique and different from everything else that's out there. And I have to say that it does succeed at what it sets out to do, it does at the expense of the film's consistency and pacing. When you have a film that's as ambitious as this, that's par for the course, and part of me likes to see the fact that, even if it might not hit on all cylinders, that this film exists because, as a blurb on here states, this has 'cult favorite' written all over it. The flaws are readily apparent. Perhaps the biggest one is the fact that I think this concept is better suited for a short film instead of a full-length one. Not saying that the film stretches things out past their breaking point, but there's long instances of the film where there's not a laugh to be had. The film does have its funny moments, but they're spread far and wide, if the movie was a little shorter then that might not have been a problem. I did, however, like the fact that the movie very much felt, from the look to the costume design, to some of the psychedelic moments, like it came from the 60s. It's clearly not shot with 60s camera, which would've been the only thing that might've made the movie cooler. The cast is more than good. Rupert Grint, a guy that I literally grew up watching, he's only 6 months younger than me, has grown into a pretty good actor. Really, all of the leads from Harry Potter have grown up to be real good actors. They might not be respected as actors yet, but they've grown and matured to be reliable leads on their own without any gimmicks. Well, I mean, this movie is kind of gimmicky, but you know what I mean. The film plays with the supposed moon hoax theory, which I think is bullshit, in a fun fashion. It might not go as far as it possibly could with the concept, but it does make up for it with its lively approach. This is a pretty shitty review, all things considered, but this movie is an enjoyably average movie. It's unlike anything you've ever seen and that's not necessarily reason enough to watch it, because the execution in parts isn't great, but I'd recommend it if you want something that's different and offers some enjoyable stuff. It might not be consistently enjoyable, but there's some fun to be had here. It's on Netflix, so you know how it is.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

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½

This was a very enjoyable movie to watch. It's a comical approach to the idea or question....did we (US) actually land on the moon when we said we did? The acting was great, the effects were amazing, and the script was pretty hilarious in a good way of course. The main characters were nicely developed and there was a really great dynamic between them. Johnny needed to take his life a bit more seriously and the CIA agent needed to let go a little and stop taking himself so seriously. They seemed to really balance each other out. This isn't a "thinking" kind of film, but it is highly entertaining and definitely worth seeing.

Mandi Landell
Mandi Landell

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