Ad Astra Reviews

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September 16, 2019
[Brad] Pitt's star power gives the film some badly needed oomph... So it's a shame that the stoic father-son stuff ultimately feels so underwhelming.
September 16, 2019
With gorgeous NASA-inspired production design and a memorably unsettling role for Pitt, it's one of the best sci-fi films of 2019.
September 16, 2019
Ad Astra is an absorbing character study masquerading as a sci-fi adventure. It's one of the best films of 2019.
September 16, 2019
While this stellar space odyssey delivers the cool, what gives it fuel is its heat. There's a lot of both and still, at times, not enough of either.
September 16, 2019
Ad Astra is ambitious to a point and certainly worthwhile for many reasons.
September 16, 2019
Easily one of the best movies of 2019.
September 16, 2019
The relationship between father and son is the nucleus of this potent drama in which the vast scale of the universe juxtaposes the intangible complexities of the heart.
September 16, 2019
Combines the calm, grand spectacle of 2001, the essential plot structure of Apocalypse Now, and, possibly, the best bits of James Gray's therapy sessions to create a slow-burn sci-fi thriller that is by turns captivating, mesmerizing and infuriating.
September 15, 2019
A visually stunning film with a great, nuanced performance by Brad Pitt, nevertheless feels distant and cold. If the central character is so keen on being even-keeled that he cannot bring himself to care about anything that happens, why should we?
September 14, 2019
Ad Astra's equivalent to two hours of interstellar therapy accompanied by mind-blowing visual effects. Thankfully the superb action scenes rescue the narrative from introspection overload.
September 14, 2019
"Ad Astra" is Gray's most formidable paradox to date, liable to leave you awed, confused, and sad.
September 14, 2019
Highly intelligent, melancholy science fiction that will leave a lasting impression on those who can appreciate its sadness and beauty.
September 13, 2019
I felt detached throughout the whole movie, just like the supporting characters.
September 13, 2019
It may not be your traditional blockbuster, but Ad Astra puts most of them to shame
September 13, 2019
With a haunting Brad Pitt performance at the center of an existentially arresting personal journey, Ad Astra feels like the boldest, most considered major studio movie we're going to get for a long time.
September 13, 2019
"Ad Astra" isn't for everyone. But it is beautiful, thought-provoking, and may make you want to reach out to loved ones you haven't spoken to in a while.
September 13, 2019
Like too many imitation "Space Odysseys," it flunks that most basic test...It doesn't make us care what happens.
September 13, 2019
It's not perfect but I'd say the good outweighs the bad. And it's so pretty!
September 11, 2019
A masterpiece, with a career best performance from Pitt. An astonishing cinematic journey, and a soulful meditation on love and loss.
September 11, 2019
Brad Pitt brings empathy and an awards-worthy to a slow burn drama that asks us to care about another man and his daddy issues but ultimately leaves you feeling cold.
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