The Last Man On The Moon (2016)


Critic Consensus: The Last Man on the Moon takes a justifiably reverent look at a largely unexplored chapter in the history of American space exploration -- and a side of astronaut's lives that's rarely considered.


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When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan's burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, 'If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.' This documentary combines rare archive material, compelling visual effects and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen.

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Critic Reviews for The Last Man On The Moon

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (17)

Craig's film deals with the fallout of the era - and how the returning heroes kept their feet on the ground - but he can't help but get swept up in the romance of the effort.

Apr 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Tales of remarkable men in extraordinary times.

Apr 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cernan knows how to spin a great yarn, and if you do zone out for a moment, he can quickly reel you back in with the time he nearly died on his Gemini 9 mission or the surprisingly fierce politics behind his being chosen for the Apollo 10 crew.

Mar 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Cernan is an interesting guy -- interesting in himself and interesting as a type.

Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The filmmakers, attempting to jazz up their material, get in the way a lot.

Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film traces Cernan's career trajectory, going back to his days in San Diego as a hot-shot naval aviator, blending terrific archival footage with contemporary perspectives to quietly poetic effect.

Feb 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last Man On The Moon

A nice return to the Apollo program with some wonderful footage of the very last mission and a glimpse into the life of Eugene Cernan who is quite candid when discussing how much he sacrificed in his own life to walk on the moon.

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