Ad Astra Reviews

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September 21, 2019
Visually, it is stunning and while it attempts to bring some new elements into the space-thriller genre, there were still some elements that proved to be generic.
September 21, 2019
There is no joy in watching Roy's emotional journey, and it makes the film's story tedious and boring.
September 21, 2019
An admirable attempt at an all-too-rare beast - the big-budget sci-fi art film - (but) the film is about as subtle as its redundant narration.
September 20, 2019
The movie goes a long, long way around the universe to find the same boring, cold-hearted action hero as ever.
September 20, 2019
This is as absurd as the 50s TV show 'Tom Corbett Space Cadet,' stretching 'science fiction' to the laughing point... forget thinking, or forget this movie.
September 20, 2019
Ad Astra is gorgeous to look at with Pitt's gracefully aging face and a magnificently rendered galaxy to swoon over but it's emotionally hollow and ultimately disappointing.
September 20, 2019
Ad Astra is technologically breathtaking, but its narrative is a sleepy tale of daddy issues with Brad Pitt emerging from his most engaging role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, left to make sad eyes for two hours.
September 20, 2019
You'll be desperate for just a jot of Brad's trademark cocky humour, but no: it's all tormented agonising, dark musings and more soulful staring than every Star Trek series combined.
September 20, 2019
Can't compensate for its basically recycled nature with endless po-faced pondering of tedious daddy issues.
September 20, 2019
While the craftsmanship on display here is top-notch, there was nothing beyond the surface level beauty of the film. Ad Astra's visuals deserved a different script
September 20, 2019
Lost its heart and mind somewhere in the asteroid belt.
September 20, 2019
The way the film plugs in its science-fiction elements willy nilly, without particularly caring about them, is an issue.
September 19, 2019
Ad Astra is supposed to be about how we all need other people, but when those people are so boring, they seem more dispensable.
September 19, 2019
It doesn't help that Pitt... is at his most blank and monotonous here, delivering his least effective performance since Louis the reluctant bloodsucker in Interview with the Vampire.
September 19, 2019
Ad Astra lacks the sophistication of its high-end, 1970s references, and would have benefitted from giving in to more splashy action movie impulses.
September 19, 2019
With its stabs at profundity, Ad Astra seeks to merge the visionary grandeur of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the domestic drama of The Tree of Life. In the end, it doesn't get close to either. If you're seeking intelligent life, best to look elsewhere.
September 19, 2019
Ad Astra is undoubtedly aspirational in its intent -- but it's also trite.
September 19, 2019
At once attractive and frustrating.
September 19, 2019
"Ad Astra" is like a 5 Hour Energy drink: a sharp, pure blast of wow, until you come down and it leaves you empty and wanting.
September 19, 2019
Ad Astra is one half imagistic masterpiece and one half that director's commentary where all they're doing is listing what's on the screen and repeating the dialogue.
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