Atom User Reviews for Ad Astra

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Verified Review
#intense
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#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
#cliché
#snoozefest
#slow

Waste of time

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Cate T
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
#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

Save your time and money ...!

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Chetan Harsha E
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#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
#intense
#greatvisualfx
#boring
#slow

Lost 2+ hours of my life.

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Carmen J
Verified Review
#wtf

Bad movie.

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nickiie R
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

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

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Christine C
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#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
#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
#greatvisualfx
#boring

Script and storyline for the movie was horrid. Actors did their best despite terrible script but could not save the movie. The only redeeming factor was the space visuals and accuracy.

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Connie L
Verified Review
#slow
#smart
#inspiring

Slow and thoughtful. A reflection on journeys, isolation, and our connection to our parents and how that reflects in our connections with our lives.

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Benjamin K
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
#greatvisualfx
#allthefeels
#slow

It’s 2001 for this generation. Slow, beautiful to look at and ultimately the story of a father/son relationship.

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Kyla 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
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#blockbuster
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#intense
#mustsee

Slow paced but an amazing movie if you pay attention.

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Jacob K
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx
#boring
#slow

It didn’t make a lot of sense but it look very cool

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Jan C
Verified Review
#slow
#boring
#depressing

a boy with daddy Issues lost in space. another way over the top cinematic display of bad ideas. the plot doesn't add up and to make matters worse its an writers block for a good ending.kids under 10 bored

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Dino G
Verified Review
#boring
#slow

Could have been a great story. Missed the mark.

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phil J
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#slow

Lots of random moments that don’t make sense.

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Brady Y
Verified Review

Combines the vastness of space travel with the intimate, small, innately human emotional bond between a father and son. Beautiful film

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Jimmy F
Verified Review
#slow
#snoozefest
#greatvisualfx
#epic
#greatcast

20 min in. Wow this is kind of slow. 1 hr in my buddy fell asleep. This movie isn’t for everyone. Visually stunning but narrative is weak

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Rick C
Verified Review
#justokay
#boring
#slow

The pitster has done better.

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Sheldon W
Verified Review
#slow
#boring
#pointless

Horrible! The most exciting part lasted like 5 minutes (monkeys).

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Rosita E
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx

Visual are good but ultimately it's just a completely unnecessary and tedious journey by a man with daddy issues.

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Aditya V
Verified Review
#original
#epic
#smart
#poignant

Great story and characters, accurate science

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Chuck H
Verified Review

Good for the first half, but really stopped making sense and because kinda pointless.

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Ahnaf H
Verified Review
#slow

Horrible movie. Slow!

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Patrick G
Verified Review
#justokay
#expectedmuchmuchmore
#boring
#slow

Wtf did I witness

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Luke S
Verified Review
#predictable

As a space movie Ad Astra is okay. But as a space movie dealing with the human condition makes the film better. This movie is not about action but about the characters and the situation they deal with every day. And how those decisions and feelings affect others and themselves. If you expect a fast paced movie skip this one.

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Lamar B
Verified Review
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It's Bratt Pitt in space. What more do you need? Okay, seriously speaking, this movie left me in awe at the pure grandiose of it all. So many great scenes that were quite intense, other times beautiful. But this is a film-lover's film. It's slow and steady in its story, so don't expect sci-fi laser gunfights and spaceship battles.

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Andrew G
Verified Review
#boring
#slow

I expected this to be more entertaining and thought provoking but left the theater scratching my head. Too many holes in the storyline. Gliding through space like he's hang gliding on Earth?!! GTFOH!

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Danak D
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
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#justokay
#notmyfave

Felt like the story could have been so much more, but it just fell flat.

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Ashtyn B
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
#badending
#justokay

good up until the ending...

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Jenna B
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
#slow
#boring

save your money!...

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Paul L
Verified Review
#intense
#epic
#greatvisualfx
#inspiring
#greatcast

One of the greatest space movies of all time!

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Bianca R
Verified Review
#terrible

Movie absolutely sucks!

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Michael M
Verified Review
#slow
#boring

Sub-par writing, terrible directing, and what a waste of 2 talented actors

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Gina G
Verified Review
#greatvisualfx
#great

Great movie to see or rent !

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Sean K
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
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great emotional film

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Patrick C
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#stupid
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#disappointing
#slow
#notmyfave

A waste of time and money

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Kim D

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