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The Right Stuff Reviews

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
December 18, 2015
It means something to be a member of the brotherhood whose trials and accomplishments are celebrated so enjoyably in The Right Stuff.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 5, 2011
Moviegoers seeking a grand yet edifying entertainment, right-stuffed with what Kaufman calls "seriousness of subject matter and a wild humor that comes out of left field," now know where to look...
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Variety Staff
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
These men remain virtually flawless heroes, almost too good, decent and brave to be true, and it's a measure of how successful the movie is that one is inclined to believe it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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