The Right Stuff Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 635

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 136

Theatrical Release Date: 10/21/1983

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Philip Kaufman

Actors: Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid, Scott Glenn, Barbara Hershey, Fred Ward

Plot: The story of the Mercury 7 Astronauts and how the space program really got started with these aging men.

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Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

"The Right Stuff" chronicles a triumphant and defining point in American history, thus leaving us with a movie for the ages.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/21/2019

I agree with many reviewers who say the movie is a bit over-long and could have used a bit more editing, but still, the story of the a group of men who first braved the skies above Edwards Air Force Base and later become the men who helped the U.S. win the space race. A standout cast and an important story well worth checking out.

Rating of
2.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 12/06/2017

The Mercury 7 earn the Hollywood treatment in this epic saga spanning across the decades of the space race. Interesting compared with most historical dramas, the significant others of the main characters earn their fair share of screen-time and even character development. Still, the film's leisurely sense of pacing and long running time might come across to some as bloated.

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