Armstrong

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wade MajorFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's not remarkable in terms of craft... but they do get some amazing interviews.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jim RossFilm Inquiry
    Armstrong's shortcomings are exacerbated by unflattering comparisons. Rather than looking skyward, Armstrong awkwardly looks at its feet, the film eclipsed by other efforts both fictional and factual.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    It's a worthy celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing and of the man who took the one small step that was also a giant leap for mankind.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Armstrong is a worthy biography and a solid way to mark the anniversary [of the Moon walk].
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Glenn DunksThe Film Experience
    Much of the story falls on his family and colleagues and this lack of deeper probing means that the movie falls into retelling of the NASA mission.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    The movie is sleek, smart, and reasonably thorough, and it offers the enticement of never-before-seen home movies provided by Armstrong's family.
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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    David Fairhead's portrait of Neil Armstrong has a slightly less demonstrative hero, but still finds examples of his genial nature.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Owen RichardsThe Arts Desk
    It excels in showing how Armstrong remained calm and capable in some truly astonishing situations.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times
    With the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon just days away, movies dealing with the event have been thick on the land for awhile. But even if you think you've seen enough, "Armstrong" is worth your time.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Amid the fawning interviews and familiar archival footage, the film offers a compelling window into his personal life and workaholic nature through revealing interviews with his ex-wife and children.
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