Apollo 13 Synopsis
April 1970 astronauts (Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon) try to return alive.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a nail-biter and knuckle whitener of the first rank: a super real life techno thriller that reduces the fantasies of Tom Clancy and...
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100

San Francisco Examiner

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With no frills and no commentary, Howard and company have made the kind of absorbing thriller we have in mind when we wistfully sigh, "They...
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Perhaps the most impressive feat of this film is sustaining white-knuckle tension even though the chain of events is well-known.
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100

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
"The Right Stuff" will endure as the more ambitious movie, but this book-faithful, 2-hour team effort shrewdly keeps its eye on the ball.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Ron Howard's film of this mission is directed with a single-mindedness and attention to detail that makes it riveting.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Howard lays off the manipulation to tell the true story of the near-fatal 1970 Apollo 13 mission in painstaking and lively detail. It's...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The direction may not be flashy, but it is controlled and confident; the frames unfold with a no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts realism that, in...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon try to get inside the skins of these space-age pilot jocks, but the roles, as written, don't give...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Howard spins the story with enough gusto and gumption to make it reasonably entertaining.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
I just wish that "Apollo 13" worked better as a movie, and that Howard's threshold for corn, mush and twinkly sentiment weren't so darn...
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Apollo 13 review

By jodyandcobee
must see...

Amazing

By redyeah
One of the best casts ever. Hanks, Paxton, Sinise, and Harris are incredible. The others hold up just fine. Real emotion and intense and believeable acting push this film past mediocredity and make...

One of the greatest space movies

By MongrolMan
This is one of the greatest space movies of all time. Not in a sci fi way, but in a real dramatic kind of way. It's such a good movie, it's a must see....

Five Word Review

By movie_kook12
Experience all human emotions. Awesome...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
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