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Ad Astra

Ad Astra

Release Date: 09/18/2019 (GB)
Rating: 12

Original Language    :    English
Release Date    :    09/18/2019 (GB)
Genre    :    Science Fiction, Drama
Time    :    02 Hours 03 Minutes
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The near future, a time when both hope and hardships drive humanity to look to the stars and beyond. While a mysterious phenomenon menaces to destroy life on planet Earth, astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across the immensity of space and its many perils to uncover the truth about a lost expedition that decades before boldly faced emptiness and silence in search of the unknown.

Rating:   IMDb  / 4.5

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written by Stephen Campbell on 9 October 2019
Despite some utterly absurd diversions (chase scene! horror scene! shoot-out scene!), this is a quality science-fiction narrative, suggesting the answers we seek in the stars are actually found within macte nova virtute, puer, sic itur ad astra, dis genite et geniture deos. Publius Vergilius Maro; Aeneis (29-19 BC) N = R∗ · fp · ne · fl · fi · fc · L where: N = The number of civilisations in the Milky Way whose electromagnetic emissions are detectable (i.e. which are on our current past light cone). R∗ = The average rate of the formation of stars.... read the rest.

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written by SWITCH. on 16 September 2019
‘Ad Astra' is about as art house as Hollywood cinema gets; disguising a metaphysical drama as an action-packed sci-fi adventure is a clever move for James Gray. While not perfect, it's consistently entertaining whilst offering an introspective investigation on how parents influence their children. While a journey to the outer realms of our solar system, ‘Ad Astra' is also an exploration of the human heart. - Charlie David Page Read Charlie's full article... https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-ad-astra-a-luscious-and-meticulous-space-drama

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written by msbreviews on 19 September 2019
If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog :) I love sci-fi space movies, especially when these depict the cosmos in such a visually stunning manner as Ad Astra does. It's one of those films where the visuals elevate whatever narrative is being told. If you don't get goosebumps or get excited with the opening sequence of this movie, then it might not be the film you're looking for. From the quiet but powerful sound design to the impressive cinematography, James Gray delivers a visually captivating story with an outstanding protagonist. Brad Pitt is definitely getting... read the rest.

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written by Gimly on 29 December 2019
I like quiet moments in big action/sci-fi type movies. The family sitdown at Avengers Tower in Age of Ultron is probably the best part of that movie. The contemplative moments of John Wick are what make that character who he is. What is a little more odd, however, is when a quiet, reflective drama, is broken up by moments of big action/sci-fi type sequences. Ad Astra is certainly the latter. The majority of Ad Astra's runtime is taken up by Brad Pitt narrating environmental cosmic shots, or having quiet conversations about his father, or his mood. Then suddenly! Space pirates! It's unusua... read the rest.

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written by The Movie Diorama on 16 January 2020
Ad Astra galactically depicts sorrow, proving that no one can hear you cry in space. For the past few years, dramas set in the expansive dangers of space have been my bread and butter. Devouring them during my annual breakfast as I purposefully starve myself for the taste of space traversal. Every year, the likes 'Arrival', 'Blade Runner 2049', 'First Man', 'Interstellar' and my all-time favourite film 'Gravity', have secured scores ranging from outstanding to perfect. Whilst Ad Astra may be tilting towards the former adjective, it's still irrefutably one of the best films of the year thanks to... read the rest.

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written by materialism on 18 January 2020
Meh.

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written by Matthew Brady on 27 January 2020
“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 M... read the rest.

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written by Melvin Samuel on 8 March 2020
I really did like some moments in this movie. Some of the action was intense. The pacing went from quiet movements focusing on the protagonist internal struggle to intense chaotic external action. This repeated several times throughout the movie. These undulating beats made the movie predictable and unsurprising. While visually stunning this movie left me feeling disapointed.

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written by itsogs on 5 April 2020
This movie had some decent actors, sadly the story was disappointing and quite slow. This would be a good option for those nights when you just can't fall asleep.

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written by Louisa Moore - Screen Zealots on 27 March 2020
“Ad Astra” is one of the most cerebral sci-fi films I've ever seen. The original story from writer / director James Gray gives an intimate look at the emotional toll that comes from being just one man lost among the stars in the vastness of space. It's like a more existential version of Terrence Malik's “Tree of Life,” but set in the outer reaches of our galaxy. Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), an astronaut with nerves of steel, travels to Neptune to find his missing hero astronaut father (Tommy Lee Jones). As part of a top secret mission, Roy begins to unravel a mystery and uncover truths that may... read the rest.

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