Ad Astra

Critics Consensus

Ad Astra takes a visually thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space while charting an ambitious course for the heart of the bond between parent and child.



Total Count: 232


Audience Score

Verified Ratings: 360
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Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.


Brad Pitt
as Roy McBride
Tommy Lee Jones
as H. Clifford McBride
Ruth Negga
as Helen Lantos
Donald Sutherland
as Col. Tom Pruitt
Loren Dean
as Donald Stanford
John Ortiz
as General Rivas
Greg Bryk
as Chip Garnes
Kimberly Elise
as Lorraine Deavers
Anne McDaniels
as Shunga Hologram
LisaGay Hamilton
as Adjutent General Amelia Vogel
Kimmy Shields
as Sergeant Romano
Ravi Kapoor
as Arjun Dhariwal
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All Critics (232) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (191) | Rotten (41)

  • In a mesmerizing, minimalist performance, Pitt forms the gravitational center of a film that takes its place in the firmament of science fiction films by fearlessly quoting classics of the genre (as well as those outside it).

    Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • To lavish too much praise on Mr. Pitt's performance would be to somehow suggest he isn't already among the best actors on screen. He is.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film's geography takes us on a cross-solar system journey but the real trajectory is deep into the human experience - finding meaning in life and coming to grips with being left behind.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Gray has a gift for shrinking massive set pieces and enlarging private dramas.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • I could hardly agree more with the humanist message of Ad Astra, while at the same time my inner Trekkie is saying, "We came millions of miles for this?"

    Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt's career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It's a special film.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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