Ad Astra

audience Reviews

, 40% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    A bizarre mix of parental abandonment themes, Interstellar-esque visuals, and young adult adventure novel subplots. There is such a generally morose, serious tone throughout the entire runtime, but Ad Astra feels unafraid to implement elements that would feel right at home in a teen action film, including literal moon pirates who feel bizarrely unexplained, an abandoned ship full of crazed baboons, and a return trip fueled by a massive explosion (which was a literal plot point of Treasure Planet). They were fearless, but they probably shouldn't have been. There were a few features of the universe that were actually pretty engaging, like the depiction of the Moon as a commercialized tourist destination, but the story plays too fast and loose to justify a position as a 'philosophical' film, and is too glum to capitalize on the more original elements.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    If you like sci fi you will like this. Set in the 'near future' the technology looks very familiar however. Its a slow burning story about an astronaut and his son played by a very subdued Brad Pitt. The narrative wakes up from time to time with a few well placed action sequences. A few howlers jar a bit - Donal Sutherland is the least likely astronaut I've seen but get the Blu ray disk, put on the headphones and enjoy !
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    The plot made no sense, and was there even character development? Why does this movie exist?
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    What's not to like about 'Apocalypse Now' in space? Not much. Pitt adeptly carries the movie on his shoulders... even if the physics challenge the suspension of disbelief.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Good has very good cinematography but really slow.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely terrible. Not only is the 'science' nonsensical at best & risible at worst (Brad Pitt's character falling off the ISS and free-falling back to Earth from 200 miles up, with just a torn parachute, and he walks away from this) to the absurdity of his Mars flight somehow managing to come to a dead stop in order to answer a distress call (how did that happen as it is not physically possible) and the somehow firing up again to get back on schedule (with what fuel?) but even worse, he later climbs aboard a rocket whilst it is lifting off by going underneath the engines and somehow not getting roasted, commits multiple murder once aboard & magically gets to Neptune in 71 days......... If all that (and there is oh, so much more dodgy stuff occurring than related above) were not enough, the thing does not end either - it just stops. Avoid - there are far better things to spend 2 hours of your life doing than watching this garbage, unless you enjoy finding all the pseudoscience in it of course. Yes, it is only a movie, but for crying out loud get the details right please - I am shocked at Brad Pitt for this, as he usually picks much better projects than this rubbish
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Como todo bom filme do Gray, Ad Astra é ótimo não só por nos sensibilizar artisticamente, mas por nos fazer perceber os motivos do coração humano e abrir espaço para pensar sobre eles e, quem sabe, mudar nossa postura em relação a eles. Leia nossa crítica completa em: https://pipocasclub.com.br/2020/07/22/critica-ad-astra/
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    The performances seem muted and the film drags.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Staggeringly dull film. Sci-fi films that aspire to being taken seriously should at least have some plausible sounding pseudo-science to support their central premise, and this is completely lacking hear, along with, oh, let's think, plot, dialogue, or anything of interest, really.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    That almost two hours of my life I will never get back. I think that movie just gave me a lobotomy. Terrible