• First Man (2018)

First Man

Release Date: October 12th, 2018

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2019

PG-13 |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Hoping to reach the moon by the end of the decade, NASA plans a series of extremely dangerous, unprecedented missions in the early 1960s. Engineer Neil Armstrong joins the space program, spending years in training and risking his life during test flights. On July 16, 1969, the nation and world watch in wonder as Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on the historic Apollo 11 spaceflight.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds

Director: Damien Chazelle

Genres: Biography , Historical drama , Adventure

Production Co: Temple Hill Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Inspiring, Wife, 1960s, Intense, Son, Sacrifice

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    It’s a beautifully made film, with an impeccable lead performance from Ryan Gosling as the sober, sensitive astronaut. Yet it’s also a film which takes elegant flight but stalls across its extended closing sequences; a project which, in its probing of Armstrong’s emotional mechanisms, neglects the development of other characters who might have anchored it more securely. show more

  • 70
    Dana StevensSlate

    First Man doesn’t display a lot of interest in Neil’s social world. Chazelle, like his hero, sometimes seems to be just biding time until he can get back into one of those claustrophobic space modules and feel gravity slipping away. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s a credit to the filmmakers and to lead actor Ryan Gosling’s thoughtfully internalized performance as Neil Armstrong that this sober, contemplative picture has emotional involvement, visceral tension, and yes, even suspense, in addition to stunning technical craft. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Sound Editing