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ARMSTRONG is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong's incredible life. With the support of the Armstrong family, including his two sons Rick and Mark, the film details his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test pilot days, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, and the challenges that followed his extraordinary fame. The film will launch into theaters and on demand July 12th to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings.


  • Harrison Ford
  • Mark Armstrong
  • Christopher Kraft
  • Dave Scott
  • Mike Bodie
  • Gerry Griffin

Atom User Reviews

4.0 out of 5


Jul 13, 2019

The movie is sleek, smart, and reasonably thorough, and it offers the enticement of never-before-seen home movies provided by Armstrong's family. But it can't really stand out from the flood of material released to cash in on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, because it arrives on the heels of two daring ones, Damien Chazelle's First Man and Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11.

Metacritic review by Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz
Jul 11, 2019

Though the documentary will be welcomed by a certain breed of space buff, both its impact and its commercial hopes are seriously diminished by Todd Douglas Miller's awe-harnessing Apollo 11, which, unlike this film, demanded to be experienced in a theater.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Jul 10, 2019

There is intriguing subtext buried within Armstrong about who we designate as our heroes at a time of great divide, but Fairhead succeeds at paying tribute to a man who, were he still alive today, probably would have balked at this kind of memorial.

Metacritic review by Candice Frederick
Candice Frederick