Atom User Reviews for Ad Astra

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Verified Review
#intense
#epic
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#original
#mustsee

I feel like the general public is not going to like this film because it is thought provoking. It says a lot about the industry that it is out at the same time as a movie about gangster strippers and that's getting the buzz. In any case, this movie is visually amazing. It is smart and doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator. If you're a space buff it will be hard to find many things wrong with the film even though they take liberties with some of the physics. If you liked Gravity or Interstellar, you'll like this movie. Go see it.

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Brian C
Verified Review
#slow
#greatvisualfx
#boring
#justokay
#familyfriendly

Visually beautiful but the plot is just an astronaut with daddy issues, ehhh

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Bushra A
Verified Review

Honestly think Ryan gosling or Toby Maguire could have done better. Movie was just weird. Where’s your dad? He’s in space. Go get him. Ok, goes and gets him. Hey dad come home. No son , Where’s your dad? I had to let him go. You traveled that far and you let him go. Yeah

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Nav H
Verified Review
#slow
#boring

Slow movie. Very disappointed with story line. Pitt was good but the rest of the show & cast really sucked. Save your money, it not worth going to see

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Philip B
Verified Review
#cliché
#snoozefest
#slow

Waste of time

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Cate T
Verified Review

Save your time and money ...!

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Chetan Harsha E
Verified Review
#exploration
#humanity

exploration isn't just in space. thought provoking about coming grips to the human condition

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Sang N
Verified Review
#slow
#justokay
#inspiring

liked the message in the end, but the journey was too long

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Richard H
Verified Review

WOW! Lost for words, must-see on the biggest screen. The best movie experience in theater this year (so far).

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Kartik M
Verified Review
#wtf

Bad movie.

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nickiie R
Verified Review
#intense
#greatvisualfx
#boring
#slow

Lost 2+ hours of my life.

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Carmen J
Verified Review
#greatcast
#slow
#smart
#greatvisualfx
#original
#great
#allthefeels

Definitely a slow movie but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was entertained the entire way through. I'm a sucker for space though.

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Matt H
Verified Review
#intense
#smart
#slow

Was misleading in previews. Super boring and took forever to get anywhere with any details. Both myself and my fiancé almost fell asleep during it and we are avid movie lovers.

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Kanna E
Verified Review
#smart
#epic
#allthefeels
#original
#seeingitagain

This is an original movie. Before I saw it, I had low expectations in Pitt's first science fiction film, but after seeing watching how well Pitt embodies his character's intense feeling of loneliness and the void he's trying to fill through the constant push into outer space. Ultimately he's able to fill that void in the end by losing apart of himself.

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Daniel P
Verified Review

it is not action packed...but very thought provoking. nice change up from normal space exploration movies

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Christine C
Verified Review
#visuallystunning
#awardbuzz
#colorpallet
#slow
#disappointing
#greatvisualfx
#predictable
#greatcast
#intense

Not much underlying substance but looks beautiful and some good performance work. Tried to achieve some 2001 level stuff and yeah nope. Definitely gonna go back and get some wallpapers from certain frames tho cause it truly is gorgeous, plus that opening scene is awesome.

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Benjamin A
Verified Review
#awardbuzz

Great movie, a-lot of mind blowing ideas that seem realistic even for a futuristic movie!!! MUST SEE

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Daniel S
Verified Review
#slow

I left the theater wondering if I dosed off and missed something. The movie, although slow, kept my interest for the most part but it was very slow and the completion of the mission didn't last long at all. Made you wonder why they went so slow to make a key part so short. I could have waited a few weeks to see it.

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Latosha J
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx
#mustsee
#great

Not bad

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Roman V
Verified Review
#original

This is told from a view of an astronaut struggling with depression. A lot of people may find this movie boring because it’s not the fast paced action we are currently used too, but I find it as a nice change of pace and the acting by brad pit is very good.

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Liam P
Verified Review
#slow
#wasteofmoney
#horrible
#waste
#boring
#greatcast

Worst movie we’ve seen in a long time. Love the actors, movie absolutely sucked.

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Melissa S
Verified Review
#noending

No ending

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roberto L
Verified Review
#slow
#justokay
#neededmoreaction

was ok with it had more action. I'd compare it to the movie Gravity, but with a slightly better plot...

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Kevin Z
Verified Review
#boring

It can be done in 15 mins movie instead for 2 hrs -_-

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Abdul A
Verified Review
#terrible

Movie absolutely sucks!

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Michael M
Verified Review

The story is basically about a son trying to rectify his dysfunction relationship with his father, cast in space. I don’t think you need to go to outer space to deal with these problems. How about “Malcolm in the Middle” or something that doesn’t involve special effects and huge CG expense?

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ted W
Verified Review
#intense
#slow
#lovestory
#lol

oh love

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Patrick H
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#slow

Lots of random moments that don’t make sense.

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Brady Y
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx
#intense
#greatcast
#epic
#awardbuzz
#great
#clever

watch it for some of the most breathtaking cinematography you'll ever experience. Plot is quite simple, but Brad Pitt is wonderful to watch!

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Aashish D
Verified Review
#boring
#slow
#justokay
#notwist
#metaphorical
#daddyissues

I was expecting more than a lack luster appreciation of what you have vs what you think you want.

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Brian M
Verified Review

Plot could have been more compelling.

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Brian C
Verified Review
#snoozefest
#notmyfave
#pointlessstorytelling
#boring
#slow

Pointless storytelling, snooze fest, and just overall bad

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Ryan A
Verified Review
#justokay

Expected more. A little hokey at times.

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Aaron B
Verified Review
#original
#epic
#smart
#poignant

Great story and characters, accurate science

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Chuck H
Verified Review
#slow
#justokay

A bit drawn out. Absent a lot of action and alot of 1st person thoughts telling the story, nearly fell asleep. No new stories that haven't been told before.

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Howard S
Verified Review
#slow
#justokay

Slow, boring, couldn’t wait for it to end although Brad Pitt was nice to look at!

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Thyra B
Verified Review
#boring
#slow

it was somewhat suspenseful in the beginning ....but then started counting sheep couldn't wait till it was over !!

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Dan L
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx

Really good flick. Bit of art and story telling.

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Josh B
Verified Review
#psychodrama

In the genre of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Probably won't be of interest to adolescent / Millennial male gamers or lovers of the latest Avengers and other fantasy flix but, for grownups who like SciFi with more depth, you should see Ad Astra.

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William O
Verified Review

Not a bad movie, pretty good..but the plot is not as grand as Interstellar or Sunshine. Good pacing, but if you are expecting something epic.. it is not. If you strat with no expectations, then it's pretty good.

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Nam Y
Verified Review
#boring

poor plot..50 sentence of dialogue in 2 hrs...art of cinematic effects yes..but everything else just dull

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Katerina K
Verified Review
#intense
#greatcast

Beautiful cinematography and CGI. Brad Pitt is excellent. Worth seeing it on a big screen with great sound.

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Sharon C
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx

visually amazing but story lacked depth

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Miriam R
Verified Review
#slow
#boring

One of the worst movies I see

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Fanny U
Verified Review

Long trip to outer space with no pay off at the end.

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Marilyn H
Verified Review
#greatcast

No plot twists or complicated story lines just a simple plot with awesome acting

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Lori M
Verified Review
#boring
#terrible
#flop
#snoozefest
#notmyfave
#disappointing
#slow
#confusing
#nocharacterdevelopment

Good idea that was horribly executed

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Foster-Kenzie J
Verified Review
#indiehit
#original

Unusual in its definition of love

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Rocky C
Verified Review
#buyingit
#original
#mustsee
#surprising

Great movie. Expect it to be a great story with an awesome space setting!

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Scott R
Verified Review
#intense
#greatvisualfx
#smart
#original
#clever
#greatcast

I love SciFi that makes you think and this is one of those movies. Great performance by Brad Pitt. The story and effects are great.

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Shawn M

Metacritic

90
Sep 19, 2019

For the bulk of its two-hour-and-two-minute running time, I watched in a state of hypnotized delight.

Metacritic review by Dana Stevens
Dana Stevens
Slate
80
Sep 18, 2019

While Gray may have told basically this same story before, Ad Astra’s cosmic setting makes it even more poignant, because it puts into such sharp relief how small each of us is against the vastness of space, and how our time in that space is the most finite blip possible when compared with the totality of cosmic history.

Metacritic review by Matt Singer
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
90
Aug 29, 2019

Though principally a meditative experience, Ad Astra also makes room for some superb suspense sequences, resulting in a thought-provoking film with life-or-death stakes.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily