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What a fantastic movie, with writer/director Duncan Jones smashing into my top ten director's list! The film is well-paced, dark, tense and haunting. Yet there are heart-felt moments of warmth from... Read more such basic needs as the need for company, love and personal purpose.
Set in the future, Sam Rockwell plays a miner who is coming to the end of his three-year contract supervising the machinery responsible for mining fuel resources from the surface of the moon. Unfortunately he's alone and craves human company, and looks forward to daily messages from his wife and child back home on Earth. In the last two weeks of his contract he starts to hallucinate enough to cause major distraction - such distractions that lead to a terrible accident where he's injured. Sam wakes up back in his base after some time, and after some time returns to the scene of the crash only to find the body of someone that looks exactly like him...
If you like movies like Event Horizon, Sunshine and similar space-thriller sci-fis, then this is a must-see.
Sam Rockwell is excellent in this quiet yet tender study of physical isolation and his character's emotional need for contact with people so far away, back on earth.
The director admits that... Read more the technical details rely more on films that have trodden this ground before than on the science of the moon and real life astronautics, which actually allows the design to find a pleasing visual style of its own, but it still feels plausible. There are 'making of...' extras on the DVD to show you some of the tricks that went into making this film. Very good.
Entrancing, moving, subtle, expertly paced, brilliantly acted, and directed by the son of the Man Who Fell to Earth! Sam Rockwell is typically awesome throughout and he is backed by a script that never... Read more puts a foot wrong. This science fiction as it should be, not just a pastiche of ray-guns and explosions.
A great find. Its a slow film that draws you in. The set and CGI look so real, it adds a real authenticity.
This movie will reward patience. It does become quite gripping (although not in an action-style way) and the acting is very good indeed. The heart of the movie is in the ideas it encapsulates: about... Read more human identity, about big business justifying the means for the end (clean energy) ... it's all very topical really and will get you thinking about a whole range of issues. The story itself, and the science-fiction concepts driving it, are not novel; but they're put to very good use here. Excellent photography too.
Totally absorbing and unpredictable with fantastic acting by Sam Rockwell. Script, scenery and special effects all top knotch and convincing. A very clever and interesting film with an upbeat and inspiring message.
I looked forward to watching this movie and was very disappointed in it. Let down by a plot I worked out in the first 20 minutes and an ending that was very lame indeed. Don't waste your time on this one.
Very well filmed and great story line. An amazing piece of acting from Sam Rockwell (really showed his scope). Quite slow, but served the premise well, and at only an hour and a half, this wasn't a problem.
I liked this one, though it was a bit slow to begin with, it took a while to see where it was going to. Interesting story line and so few actors in it too made it unusual. Good acting, good concept and good viewing
The movie kept us interested - and the unfolding story allows a number of potentially credible and thrilling explanations (assuming more advanced technology). However - this works only up to a point... Read more - the proposed end does not really give the story a lot of sense ... and creates more open questions than it answers ... a bit unsatisfying.