Full Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 01/23/2018
Christopher Nolan's incredibly ambitious science fiction blockbuster INTERSTELLAR tries to apply hard science technobabble to earnest Hollywood schmaltz. Matthew McConaughey is not merely an ace pilot and astronaut exploring uncharted reaches of outer space but he's doing it because he's a family man looking out for his children back home on Earth.
It's worth a look mainly due to Christopher Nolan flexing his muscles as a technical genius and also McConaughey committing to the role literally at the edge of tears. The ensemble cast isn't terrible but they're not given much else to do besides dump exposition or go on some tangent.
The visual effects and space travel sequences are marvelous. Something I recall not being shown in the commercials are these two cubical robots that belong …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/15/2016
Christopher Nolans Interstellar, in dem einige Astronauten zum anderen Ende des Universums aufbrechen, um einen Ersatz für die ausgeplünderte Erde zu suchen, ist ohrenbetäubend laut und ungeheuer rasant. Die Musik ballert nur so, auf dass in jeder Szene maximale Aufregung herrscht. Die einzelnen Charaktere posieren eitel vor uns und dürfen allerlei philosphisches Geschwurbel von sich geben. Ich kann mich an keinen ScieFi erinnern, in dem derartig viele Figuren auflaufen: Vorneweg Matthew McConaugheys Cooper und Anne Hathaways Amelia Brand, Coopers Kollegin. Sie werden von allem getrennt, was ihnen lieb ist: Von ihren Angehörigen, ihrer Kultur, ihrer Geschichte. Nolan und sein Bruder Jonathan Nolan scheinen fest entschlossen, dem kühnen Rationalismus der ganz grossen Klassiker des …
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/30/2015
A starving Earth ravaged by a ruined eco-system sends an expedition into a wormhole to another galaxy to search for a new home for the human race. Interstellar is the kind of film that just doesn't seem to get made any more. A story full of the grand themes of the human race's place in the universe, love and loss and the battle between short term self interest and the greater good all wrapped up in some truly glorious visuals and a stunning score makes for a sheer cinematic symphony. Matthew McConaughey's hugely engaging performance heading a cast of characters you truly care about exasperates once more at the course his career has taken up until this point, and a sense of epic wonderment makes you feel as if you are exploring strange new worlds right alongside them. A cynic could point …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/11/2015
"Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here." Matthew McConaughey is Cooper, a father to Murph, who is also a very skilled pilot. Music, cinematography spectacular visual effects, intelligent writing and the brilliant acting of McConaughey has made this lengthy picture enjoyable. It was like a crossbreed of 2001 A Space Odyssey and Inception with touches of Back to the Future II. t's minor misgivings were the pace, lack of detail with the year (would have been nice if the timeline was indicated to show the various time travels and locations of where they exactly they were). It was refreshing to see the director use more emotion than action this time around. His venture into science fiction was definitely successful and maybe he can add more plot and action if he …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/20/2015
“I'm not afraid of death. I'm an old physicist - I'm afraid of time.”
Magnificent. Fascinating. Absorbing. Breathtaking. Titillating. Mind-blowing.
These are just some of the superlatives that I could think of, after watching this masterpiece. It doesn't happen to me often that a film keeps resonating in my mind and I'm still pondering about it after a while. Not that you have to be puzzled about the mathematical content, because it's better to forget about that part. The theory of relativity is brought up once and a while, they end up somewhere in some fifth dimension and you'll be bombarded with theories about black holes and wormholes till you get dizzy. There were some things not really clear to me, but I restrained myself to find plot holes or doubt the accuracy of some …
Jonathan - wrote on 11/16/2014
Interstellar is a film that has the ambitious vision to be one of the monumental films, making a unique mark on cinema, but which falls just short of that, and remains merely an excellent movie. When you aim that high, as Nolan has a habit of doing, you sometimes fall short.
What this film has going for it is mind-boggling visuals, and high-concept inspiration that will be a cause for conversation and contemplation for weeks. In also carries with it a hefty amount of emotional depth, which is largely a new aspect for Nolan to explore. It is ironic, but no doubt intentional that Nolan's film exploring the distant reaches of space is his first to really explore the inner workings of human feeling.
But While Interstellar's strengths are vast and undeniable, it's weaknesses are equally …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/10/2014
Christopher Nolan has created the most technical, innovative (and let's be honest) most expensive love letter in cinema. According to sources, the fake title to throw off the press and such while filming Interstellar was "Flora's Letter" - Flora is the daughter of Nolan and with all the exploration, physics, science and cautionary future message - what Interstellar amounts to is a father's unconditional love for his daughter across time and space.
I love the opening - we are treated to some voice-overs reminiscent of Ken Burns' Dust Bowl documentary as we are regaled with stories about dealing with the always-prevalent dust and the feeling of being hungry. We are then thrust into the lives of a seemingly normal family - father Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a one-time NASA pilot is …
Snoogans - wrote on 11/10/2014
'Interstellar' is an epic space adventure full of wonder, excitement, emotion, and knowledge. It has all the elements to make it the 'total' experience that I wished for. I was involved for the entire (long) sit. It flowed quickly and smoothly, hitting all the beats at the rights times. Not one second of boredom passed over me. The science is explained thoroughly enough, but not overdone with heady dialogue. All of it balances well with story and characters. Fantastic visuals mix equal parts live action and CG seamlessly to create grand sights. These are all great points that had my score higher. Yet, there were choices in story that brought it down for me. Certain few plot reveals and key character moments felt convenient and/or came off too easily typical. There are a few …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/09/2014
Dr. Brand: "Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light".
The story is about a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
Christopher Nolan once said that 2001: A space odyssey was his all time favorite film and how he wanted to do a small tribute to he's next film. Then comes Interstellar a movie that will put a smile on Kubrick face if he was alive today, because Interstellar is one of the best movie of 2014 and the best movie experience.
I saw this movie in IMAX and all through out this film I felt like I was in space floating around with Mconaughey and Anne Hathaway. I had that …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 11/08/2014
Imagine if you will a Christopher Nolan movie that utilized few if any of Nolan’s narrative strength’s. The Neo-noir settings are replaced by a “space odyssey” rip-off, the complex philosophical conclusions are replaced by head-strong optimism and the whole thing is underwritten with gutless black and white morality. The movie you are imagining probably looks a lot like Interstellar.
For the majority of interstellar the film works really well, it has a good pacing and a clear setting. Sure there are a few lame plot failings and unconvincing emotions, but these are acceptable flaws for a film this grandiose. No, Interstellar mostly fails in its pay-off.
The movie spends almost two hours or so building up to something. These astronauts are trying to get through space to …