First Man

Release Date: October 12th, 2018

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: Historical drama , Adventure , Biography

Production Co: Perfect World Pictures, DreamWorks, Phantasma Films, Universal Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    However inward the hero may be, the movie around him is thrillingly outward, not to mention poundingly onward and relentlessly upward. show more

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