A powerful, nuanced, layered, thrilling and emotionally resonant criticism of fascism, extremism, radicalism, social disparities and political corruption, themes that are still relevant to this day. Its excellent performances, confident and expert direction, effective blend of action and drama, and engaging narrative help make this political thriller one of the best of its genre and a cinematic gem.
Its talented cast, compelling direction, dark and suspenseful atmosphere, great production design, unpredictable narrative and shocking plot twists make this French horror thriller an all-time classic with a style and quality reminiscent of the best works of Hitchcock.
With its solid practical effects, compelling action, hammy performances, derivative script, cheesy tone, and a narrative that's both silly and self-conscious, this homage to monster flicks and B-Movies is an entertaining watch for a Saturday afternoon and deserves its status as both a guilty pleasure and a cult classic.
If you expect a depiction of the Moon landing fueled with CGI and over-the-top patriotism, this isn't the movie for you. This is a personal, grounded, deliberate and introspective character study focusing on Neil Armstrong's inner struggles while he prepares for the Moon landing, and it succeeds at that. Thanks to its reliance on practical effects, haunting score, impressive production values, well-crafted screenplay, compelling direction from Damien Chazelle, a talented supporting cast, and a layered and nuanced lead performance from Ryan Gosling, this depiction of one of the most pivotal moments in the history of humanity is unique, dramatic, insightful, engrossing, and a worthy watch.