Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Todd Douglas Miller's critically lauded look back at the Apollo 11 moon landing mission led by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

"It's all here – from the colossal rocket rolling to the launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral, to the rows of white-shirted men with black ties watching monitors. And from Armstrong's immortal words, to the tense return to land. The director, in partnership with NASA and America's National Archives, sifted through roughly 11,000 hours of uncatalogued materials. By using long-forgotten, often large format, footage, and commentary from the era, the film puts us right into the action, and conveys a thrilling picture of how it was experienced at the time by astronauts, technicians, onlookers and the media." (Sydney Film Festival)

Winner of the Editing Award (Documentary), 2019 Sundance Film Festival
2019Rating: G, General93 minsUSA
DocumentaryHistorical
Director:
Todd Douglas Miller ('Dinosaur 13', 'Scaring the Fish', 'Gahanna Bill')
Cast:
Buzz AldrinNeil ArmstrongMichael Collins
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

[A] masterful work of archival research.

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Variety

Variety

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"Apollo 11" is a cool, meticulous, at times enthralling documentary that captures the Apollo 11 flight in its entirety through raw footage drawn from the NASA vaults.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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Apollo 11 will bring you to tears - it's a reminder of national functionality, of making the big dream happen without ego or divisiveness.

5.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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While there are legitimate criticisms of America's space program, it's hard to argue with a film that defers so humbly to the primary source material.

5.0
1
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

This meticulously conceived documentary is both a definitive account of the voyage as well as a creative, cinematic you-are-there unfolding of the events that transpired.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The result is a stirring companion piece to Damien Chazelle's recent "First Man," and one no less worth seeing on the big screen when Neon releases it in theaters worldwide.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Much of the footage in Apollo 11 is, by virtue of both access and proper preservation, utterly breathtaking.

1

Stunning on the big screen, this documentary uses archival footage to build a riveting inside look at NASA’s Moon landing. Narration and techno-talk are jettisoned in favour communications between Ground Control and the astronauts. Featuring a fabulous wealth of rare footage and audio unearthed and restored to jaw-dropping splendour, it may not be the...

4.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

[A] masterful work of archival research.

0
Variety

Variety

press

"Apollo 11" is a cool, meticulous, at times enthralling documentary that captures the Apollo 11 flight in its entirety through raw footage drawn from the NASA vaults.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Apollo 11 will bring you to tears - it's a reminder of national functionality, of making the big dream happen without ego or divisiveness.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

While there are legitimate criticisms of America's space program, it's hard to argue with a film that defers so humbly to the primary source material.

5.0
1
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

This meticulously conceived documentary is both a definitive account of the voyage as well as a creative, cinematic you-are-there unfolding of the events that transpired.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The result is a stirring companion piece to Damien Chazelle's recent "First Man," and one no less worth seeing on the big screen when Neon releases it in theaters worldwide.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Much of the footage in Apollo 11 is, by virtue of both access and proper preservation, utterly breathtaking.

1

Stunning on the big screen, this documentary uses archival footage to build a riveting inside look at NASA’s Moon landing. Narration and techno-talk are jettisoned in favour communications between Ground Control and the astronauts. Featuring a fabulous wealth of rare footage and audio unearthed and restored to jaw-dropping splendour, it may not be the...

4.0
0