Overall Rank: 2612
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 34
Theatrical Release Date: 10/12/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/22/2019
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Damien Chazelle
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jon Bernthal, Pablo Schreiber, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke
Plot: The story of Neil Armstrong, who is famous for becoming the first man to walk on the moon and the sacrifice it took to get him there. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/07/2019
"First Man" recreates a pivotal moment in history and makes you feel all the urgency, dangers, emotional toll, and significance that the real life accomplishment held.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/10/2019
While a bit dry at times, the film convey the very real danger of the space race while also providing an insightful look into the life of Neil Armstrong. Gosling does justice to role while the score by Justin Hurwitz seems as important a part as the main cast. A film that puts you on edge despite knowing the outcome does its job right and First Man remains compelling despite some slower moments.
Rod - wrote on 03/03/2019
I was so excited to see this film, only to find out that it has nothing really extraordinary. It is still a well made film, Claire Foy and the overall sound design and music are really commendable. I just wished the story-telling was more cohesive and focused on one aspect of this space exploration. We knew the story and the event was more than familiar to the audience, it could have been better if the film invested more on the humanness (which I know the filmmakers tried) rather than the thrill of actually landing on the moon.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 03/06/2019
Damien Chazelle's recreation of the moon landing is a technical achievement with impressive visual effects and attention to detail to spare. But unfortunately it's also a slow dry slog of a film stretched over two and a half hours. You await the historic climax not to appreciate the accomplishment but only because you know the movie is nearly over. Not a good sign. Ryan Gosling while normally an interesting and charismatic lead is dull as Neil Armstrong. Interestingly, the most compelling part of the film is Claire Foy as his beleaguered wife. A similar story of similar scale and length was made about the space program almost forty years ago and it was called The Right Stuff. I suppose the titel is all the more accurate since it had the right ingredients to make an entertaining movie …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/09/2018
“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”.
‘First Man’ is a lift off folks. A beautiful, yet melancholic look on a man’s journey to the moon. Focusing on grief and loss that can poison anyone's thoughts. At the end, you get the sad realization it was a suicide mission, not a heroic one. Making you think twice of wanting to be an astronaut.
Also, the stupid controversy surrounding the American flag is one of the most pointless up cries ever. Anywhere...
Ryan Gosling is great as Neil Armstrong. Now some people have criticized his performance as being “dull” or “stilted”. While not the most exciting or colorful performance of the year, but the same can be said about Armstrong as a …
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