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The Right Stuff Reviews

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November 22, 2002
Bored me to death, but it was the first time I was hit on, so it was worth it.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2011
Educational, exciting action, great acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2003
That the writer-director, Philip Kaufman, is able to get so much into a little more than three hours is impressive. That he also has organized this material into one of the best recent American movies is astonishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
July 8, 2003
Unjustly labeled a failure after its disappointing box office run, The Right Stuff's tarnished reputation can only benefit from Warner's sparkling new 2-disc special edition.
August 10, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
March 1, 2011
One of the scattered handful of truly great American movies in the first half of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2006
Along with Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America it's the last great American epic -- the kind of film that couldn't be made today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 26, 2009
The Right Stuff is a humdinger. Full of beauty, intelligence and excitement, this big-scale look at the development of the US space program and its pioneering aviators provides a fresh, entertaining look back at the recent past.
May 18, 2003
One of the fastest-paced epics ever made
| Original Score: 4.5/5
June 24, 2006
From the opening moments it is clear that we have the nearest modern equivalent to a Western: men of quiet virtue going skyward, leaving the tawdry world of log-rolling politicians behind.
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Rarely has such an epic film -- in length, at more than three hours, and in scope, spanning decades -- been handled with such remarkable spareness.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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