Ad Astra

Release Date: September 20th, 2019

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Cast: Donald Sutherland , Liv Tyler , Brad Pitt , Tommy Lee Jones , Ruth Negga

Director: James Gray

Genres: Adventure , Drama , Mystery , Thriller , Sci-Fi

Production Co: New Regency Pictures,20th Century Fox,Bona Film Group,Plan B Entertainment,Keep Your Head,RT Features,Regency Enterprises,MadRiver Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Dana StevensSlate

    For the bulk of its two-hour-and-two-minute running time, I watched in a state of hypnotized delight. show more

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Though principally a meditative experience, Ad Astra also makes room for some superb suspense sequences, resulting in a thought-provoking film with life-or-death stakes. show more

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    While Gray may have told basically this same story before, Ad Astra’s cosmic setting makes it even more poignant, because it puts into such sharp relief how small each of us is against the vastness of space, and how our time in that space is the most finite blip possible when compared with the totality of cosmic history. show more

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