Moon Synopsis
The lone miner (Sam Rockwell) at a lunar facility suffers hallucinations.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
More than anything this is an intelligent film, a satisfying bit of old-school sci-fi suspense.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Moon is a potent provocation that relies on ideas instead of computer tricks to stir up excitement.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Under Duncan Jones' kinetic direction, Moon also shines on the production front: Cinematographer Gary Shaw's shaded shots intensify the...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Moon is a deceptively simple study of alienation, paranoia, and loneliness.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Moon, a superb first feature directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son) and starring an impressive Sam Rockwell, is an intelligent,...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The double role suits Rockwell perfectly -- in fact, it suits him a little too well.
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65

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The actor proves capable of embodying all sorts of contradictory impulses as his character becomes tragically self-aware. But he can't...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Moon might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans of Sam Rockwell. Will there ever be more of him in one movie than there is here?
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Moon is boring. Agonizingly, deadeningly, coma-inducingly, they-could-bury-you-alive-accidentally boring.
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MOON - shines bright! Rating: 92 out of 100. (Based on recent preview)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Recently, I was fortunate to attend the free preview of this WONDERFUL 97-minute movie by director/screenwriter Duncan Jones(son of David Bowie) in his directorial debut. MOON stars the talented...

scrollerdust, you dumbass

By Honesty1
Why in the world would you put a spoiler out there about the movie? You are the biggest jackass....

Moon

By BJDallas
This is a movie that grows on you. I walked out wondering how this movie got such high ratings as it wasn't what I was expecting....No action, no great visuals. I was somewhat let down but it still...

If David Bowies ode to space was a song its only fitting his son would provide some visual aides

By matttalbot71
Moon was a different, albeit, good movie. Moon is not a movie centered solely around how many CGI special effects you can fit, but more a dramatic character study. It is refreshing to see that a...

awesome movie

By giozz21
i decided to go watch this movie because of the trailers i caught here and there online and at theaters, and i was honestly blown away. The movie is a great throwback to the good ol' sci-fi genre...

One of the Best Films of the Year

By Akamu_Ra
If you want action sci-fi forget it. This is a studied piece much like Tarkovski's Solaris. It asks the same question as The Island did but in a much more realistic and less flashy fashion. Well...

Interesting, perplexing, and thought provoking

By rockydoggies
Don't ruin the movie for yourself, so be careful when reading spoiler reviews, this is not a spoiler on the plot so read on. I would usually expect this kind of movie in August because July is the...

A REAL science fiction movie

By Dimensional Traveler
This is a _REAL_ science fiction movie, not the kind of fantastical "blow-em-up" F/X showcase that Hollywood labels as sci-fi. There are no fantastic elements, everything is based on real current...

Moon

By Rich S
This film is excellent on many accounts. It is a technically beautiful Sci Fi environment taking place in an [almost] completely automated Moon mining base. The story on the surface blends Asimov [I,...

An indie sci-fi movie, with some great performances...all from the same guy.

By movies-4-me
Duncan Jones' first feature film, is a classic science fiction story. Sam Rockwell's performance, as Sam Bell, is truly fantastic and worthy of all the praise that he's received. There's no way of...

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Rated R | For language