Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer helm this documentary on the meaning of falling stars, meteorites and deep impacts, and how these events have "focused the human imagination on other realms and worlds, and on our past and our future." Herzog and Oppenheimer have previously collaborated on the docs Encounters at the End of the World and Into the Inferno.

2020Rating: PG97 minsUSAApple TV+
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Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An elegant fusion of science and awe.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Herzog's documentaries have grown shaggier and more episodic over time, but this one is often lost in space without him on screen as its star.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Charming and educational enough, but it's not especially profound.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

One of the most striking effects here occurs whenever Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer slow down the film's often-hectic pace to let viewers ponder the sheer beauty of the imagery.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

There are plenty of cosmic gems to be found throughout the great auteur's documentary.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The film's true focus, however, is those who love meteorites and are excited to share that passion, their ardor burning as brightly as those streaks through the sky.

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Stuff

Stuff

Some of the most fascinating discussions of Fireball deal with the spiritual and philosophical implications of potentially deadly visitors from the sky.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Despite his cheery fatalism, Herzog proves less interested in apocalypse than in how meteors have shaped all prior history.

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