Moon

Moon

Moon

A UK science-fiction thriller starring the excellent Sam Rockwell and directed by David Bowie's son (just don't call him that), Duncan Jones.

Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has been working for three years on the moon, where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. The solitude has given him time to reflect on his life's mistakes, sooth his raging temper, and to dream of his return to wife and daughter. But then, two weeks shy of his departure date, things start to go a little weird. A HAL-9000 type computer called GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey) keeps him company during this psychologically distressing time.

Outstanding Debut (Duncan Jones) award winner at BAFTAs 2010.
2009Rating: M97 minsUK
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Variety

Variety

Despite its handsome look and good thesping workout for Sam Rockwell, the story stretches a bit thin over feature length.

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Total Film

Total Film

Fans of speculative and conceptual sci-fi and classic storytelling should take this trip to identity’s dark side. The direction is elegant, the acting impeccable. Take the trip.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film's ideas are interesting, but don't feel entirely worked out, and Mr. Rockwell's intriguingly strange performance (or performances) is left suspended, without the context that would give Sam's plight its full emotional and philosophical impact. The smallness of this movie is decidedly a virtue, but also, in the end, something of a limitation.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Moon is a potent provocation that relies on ideas instead of computer tricks to stir up excitement.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Moon is a superior example of that threatened genre, hard science-fiction, which is often about the interface between humans and alien intelligence of one kind of or other, including digital.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Smart space flick with pleasingly little CGI.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Try as they might, the filmmakers never hit the outer reaches of imagination that both Kubrick and Bowie did. Which is not to say the film completely implodes into a black hole either.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Under Duncan Jones' kinetic direction, Moon also shines on the production front: Cinematographer Gary Shaw's shaded shots intensify the drama, and Clint Mansell's music heightens the psycho-scape.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

They do make ’em like they used to -- a fresh blast of old-school sci-fi, bursting with ideas and a stellar turn from Rockwell.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Intelligent, well acted, hard edged sci-fi of a quality we haven't seen in years. Moon did great business at this year's film festival, it deserves a successful return.

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