Ad Astra

critic Reviews

84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score84%
  • Ad Astra takes a visually thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space while charting an ambitious course for the heart of the bond between parent and child.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    Fantastic realistic space travel with a 'Mad Max' tone, and cinematography that is (out-of-this-world), pun intended- I enjoyed the sci-fi trip to space.
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    Andrew KendallStabroek News
    It's a less rewarding idea than the idea of a space adventure that the premise may promise, but the formal rigour of the tale feels thoughtful enough to offset any narrative lack of ambition.
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    David KeyesCinemaphile.org
    The movie is an audacious, agonizing, engrossing meditation on personal isolation.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jeff OwensEnid Buzz
    For a movie that goes from here to Neptune and back, Ad Astra's overall story doesn't really go anywhere for me.
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    Michael A. SmithMediaMikes
    Pitt mentions in the film that his journey has covered 2 billion miles. Believe me, it feels like you were along for every last one.
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    Brian GillMad About Movies Podcast
    The action sequences work surprisingly well, the existential bits decidedly less so, but overall, it's a solid venture for Brad Pitt: Movie Star.
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    Kevin WightThe Wee Review
    As with with many films that feature a quest, the great joy is the journey not the destination and that is true of Ad Astra.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    Ad Astra is only modestly engaging, benefitting from the finely crafted visuals but failing to achieve dramatic grandeur.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Brad Pitt is nothing short of phenomenal in this remarkable, poignant and visually arresting film from James Gray.
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    Ad Astra works well as a kind of quiet and reflective inner journey that feels more existential than formulaic, more adult than most sci-fi films.
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