Ad Astra

critic Reviews

82% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score82%
  • 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.
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    Alan ZilbermanBrightest Young Things
    Pitt never reveals the full scope of what Roy feels, and that is the right choice. He invites us to see the man, while everyone around him only sees the mission.
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    Karl DelossantosSmash Cut Reviews
    Ad Astra has more on its mind. James Gray has more on his mind. And Pitt, better than he has been in years, understands that.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    In a world in which Star Wars movies still rule the roost, it's encouraging to find an $80m space-based movie setting its artistic sights on the stars rather than simply recycling intergalactic horse-opera cliches.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    An ambitious and well-conceived big-budget sci-fi film.
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    Marianna NealImpression Blend
    Absolutely spellbinding!
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    Bob BloomJournal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
    The film is more a father-and-son story and a voyage of reconnection and reconciliation.
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    Robert Daniels812filmreviews
    James Gray's Ad Astra, as a reflection upon loss and masculinity is as illuminating as the sun, personal in its careful inspection, and a repressed masterpiece.
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    Jim Schembri3AW
    [A] haunting, slow-paced, superbly mounted space epic...The visceral feel of recent films such as Interstellar, Gravity and The Martian mark the super-high standard of the film's effects and cinematography. Echoes of Kubrick's 2001 permeate the film.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Gray is such an exquisite cinematic craftsman it's unlikely I could have torn my eyes away from the screen even if I had wanted to try and do so.
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    Ed WhitfieldThe Ooh Tray
    Like all great space movies, Ad Astra knows that progress without enlightenment is simply technological refinement. Humanity means more than that, and what a great time to be reminded.
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