• Moon (2009)

Moon

Release Date: June 12th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 15th, 2009

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Astronaut Sam Bell's (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end, and he's looking forward to his reunion with his wife (Dominique McElligott) and young daughter. Suddenly, Sam's health takes a drastic turn for the worse. He suffers painful headaches and hallucinations, and almost has a fatal accident. He meets what appears to be a younger version of himself, possibly a clone. With time running out, Sam must solve the mystery before the company crew arrives.

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Kevin Spacey, Robin Chalk

Director: Duncan Jones

Genres: Thriller , Science fiction

Production Co: Xingu Films, Limelight Fund, Liberty Films UK

Keywords: House, Quest, Daughter, Wife, Deception, Dark, Mystery, Rescue

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 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 MondelloNPR

    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

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)