Overall Rank: 5475
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 26
Theatrical Release Date: 09/19/2019
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/17/2019
Genre: Sci-Fi, Sport
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: James Gray
Actors: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga, John Ortiz
Plot: Astronaut Roy McBride is on a mission to rescue his father, who has gone missing on the edge of our solar system. But he will find much more - secrets that will challenge everything we know about human nature, as well as our place in the cosmos. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/31/2020
Ad Astra tries to be a lot of things throughout its lengthy running time. At first, it's exciting what with explosions in space, moon chases and bloodthirsty baboons but then things take a turn for the more introspective and the last 45 minutes, while certainly more dramatic, also drags a bit and the ending is somewhat underwhelming. Sure, it's pretty to look at and has good moments, but it never quite succeeds in being better than the sum of its parts.
Indyfreak - wrote on 03/05/2020
AD ASTRA is beautifully made and gorgeousKy shot. It's not an action movie and is very deliberately paced and more thoughtful than the usual space adventure film. That's nice and dandy but admittedly I was bored in parts. James Gray is a capable director. He previously did the very excellent LOST CITY OF Z and the earlier historical drama THE IMMIGRANT (also good). Brad Pitt is more subdued than usual, and if that's all the direction he had, he excels at it. To the film's credit, it is beautiful to look at. The sense of scale with outer space and the few action scenes drive home the point of how dangerous it is even when navigating through a seemingly secure space station.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 12/17/2019
It shoots for "2001: A Space Odyssey," a film in a stratosphere it doesn't even come close to. The mundane VO narration is overloaded with vaguely existential and spiritual undertones, but "Ad Astra" has enough anxiety inducing sequences and impressive technical effects to forgive its faults.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 12/26/2019
Colonel, for what it means,
I think my father is dead.
I can fully understand that when you haven’t heard from a friend who lives a few blocks away for a long time, you get prepped and plan a visit to the person in question. Just like that. Just to find out why he or she hasn’t been in touch all this time. And to check whether everything is still alright. In most cases, you’re actually not going to experience anything exciting or breathtaking along the way. Now, extrapolate this situation to a much greater distance. From Earth to Neptune, for example. That’s an enormously long time that you are on the road. And if you’re lucky, you won’t come across any life-threatening or perilous situations either. In short, you are on a spaceship, feeling at ease and try to kill some …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/09/2019
“Work hard, play later.”
Once a year ever since ‘Gravity’ was released, we seem to get new stories about the voyage of space where certain characters “do not go gentle into that good night.”
I wasn’t wowed over the trailers for Ad Astra, because when you work at a cinema and spent most of your day watching trailers, well trust me when I say this didn’t stand out from the rest. I originally thought it was about saving the world or something like that. For what it didn’t advertise was a slow burn sci-fi movie that’s on the same level as ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and the emotional side as ‘First Man’. A personal story told through a first person narrative about unresolved issues from past relationship.
Basically an art house movie with a huge budget.
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