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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 15 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Moon is boring. Agonizingly, deadeningly, coma-inducingly, they-could-bury-you-alive-accidentally boring. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Moon, a superb first feature directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son) and starring an impressive Sam Rockwell, is an intelligent, evocative and deceptively low-key sci-fi adventure. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I won't pretend to understand the movie's deep meaning--if it has one--but I can say three things for sure: Mr. Rockwell gives a brilliant performance, the physical production is impressive and Moon made me think. Four things: It made me smile. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Moon is a deceptively simple study of alienation, paranoia, and loneliness. show more

  • 80
    The 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. show more

  • 65
    Bob Mondello NPR

    The actor proves capable of embodying all sorts of contradictory impulses as his character becomes tragically self-aware. But he can't overcome a plot that goes slack at precisely the moment it should be soaring, or a corporate-villainy premise that practically begs not to be looked at too closely. show more

  • 100
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    More than anything this is an intelligent film, a satisfying bit of old-school sci-fi suspense. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    After the chaos of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," it's refreshing to encounter a science fiction film that respects the intelligence and attention span of an adult. show more

  • April 13, 2011 fb00000000089597
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    I started watching this movie not knowing what to expect. However, I finished with a new favorite. Great movie.

  • January 24, 2010 Doctormircoslav
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    The Story is not bad but the Movie goes very slow. Not something you sould see at night time after a long day. It s true Movie starts geting better after 30 min. Also true, that it seams to be boring like Solares with George C. but get mutch better half the way. In the end I have to say, thats still intertaining and could not stop watching after the first Clone showed up. See for you self and don t forget, not at night time. It s more a rainy afternoon film. ; ) 2 Stars from my side. Regards Mircoslav

  • July 22, 2009 boweaver8
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    I am not a sci-fi person so I might be biased on this review. It was making very little sense to my wife and myself, so we left the movie after 30 minutes and asked for a refund.

  • July 20, 2009 jude4340
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    Predictable and tedious

  • July 19, 2009 SISTER F H
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    Super movie! I am not usually a SciFi fan. They usually have too much action, drama or ugly aliens. This one had more than enough to keep my interest with the plot alone. Totally believable. The only thing I found questionable was the robot, seems they endowed him with some ability to sympathize, or emotion of some sort. Being it was Kevin Spacey, I was on the edge of my seat wondering if he (robot) would let Sam do the things he did.

  • July 18, 2009 vladdybear
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    I was afraid it's gonna be like "Solaris" but it was much more interesting, great special effects. Amazing acting and interesting story. I ******* played in big theaters but I will still buy it on DVD to enjoy it once more at home.

  • July 16, 2009 pj323jp
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    Excellent SciFi story, quite believeable too. Good production values help a lot. Every aspect, from screen writing to acting and directing is very well conceived and done. I'm not a SciFi lover but if more stories like this one were made into films, I could become one.

  • July 14, 2009 Jbe0001
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    It was very good. I liked the unique concept and how it was handled. The several characters played by one actor was excellent. You forget that these three are the same actor. And Kevin Spacey did a wonderful job as the voice of the robot. I wanted to see more of the final scene on earth or at least some of it. That is about all I would change.

  • July 11, 2009 xSelectiveMusicx
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    After this was released, I had to wait awhile for it to come to a movie theater in my city. I just saw the movie tonight! Best Sci-Fi Film I've seen in a long time. The plot is very creative and this movie is a must see! Everything from the acting to the special effects were perfect! I might try to see this a few more times before it leaves the theater. It's very hard for me to think of any movie that could be better than this one. I've seen a lot of movie and this tops them all. I think this movie is going to win several awards.

  • July 08, 2009 EBPett
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    I am a SciFi fan and I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. A must see for anyone with similar taste, as long as you don't mind great acting, plot twists, and no monsters...

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