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
    J HurtadoScreenAnarchy
    [T]he best way to experience Ad Astra, is to let it wash over you, allow its masterful use of light and sound to enhance an already incredible piece of writing and a tremendous performance from Pitt.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matt CipollaThe Spool
    If anything, it's best to experience Ad Astra without trying to be active in the story. Try too hard to look back and the past will just become a cosmic joke.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Damian LevyJamaica Gleaner
    Stunning filmmaking. But a story that is overly dependent on emotional beats that fall flat, knocks it down a few pegs.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    Ad Astra is one of Pitt's best performances to date as he compartmentalizes Roy's feelings in order to play the part of the dutiful, calm, clear-headed soldier.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    What holds it all together is a fantastic performance by Brad Pitt.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    Brad Pitt gives one of the best performances of his career. It's a deeply internalized performance but one where we can see and know everything he's feeling just by looking in his eyes.
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  • 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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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