As his three-year shift draws to a close, the sole human (Sam Rockwell) at a lunar mining facility encounters a younger version of himself.
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" The film is not entirely logical, but it raises pleasing questions and looks beautiful. "
" A well-assembled sci-fi thriller. "
" An eccentric sci-fi which cleverly deconstructs the mythology of the Star Treks and Star Wars which have colonised the future of our imaginations with their glamour, self-importance and operatic sound tracks. "
" Directed with a sure hand by Duncan Jones, Moon is the anti-Transformers, a science fiction tale that owes as much to fiction as to science. "
" Ultimately, Moon isn't quite the transcendent experience that it clearly strives to be. But as ambitious science fiction, it achieves liftoff. "
" Moon is closer to what die-hards expect when they hear the term 'sci-fi,' and its existence reminds us that serious movies within this genre are not dead -- they're just hiding. "
" Watching Moon is kind of like seeing a booster rocket thrust seventies' sci-fi films deeper into orbit. "
" Most contemporary sci-fi movies come on with all CGI-guns blazing, trying to blow the roof off the theater. Moon settles for trying to blow your mind instead. "
" In the end, Moon raises disturbing ethical questions about science and bioengineering, but it's the emotional questions the film poses -- about memory, about family, about identity -- that really resonate. "
" This eerie drama harks back to sci-fi movies of the late 60s and early 70s that explored inner as well as outer space. "
" The under-appreciated Rockwell finally gets a leading role -- make that roles -- worthy of his considerable talent. "
" It just may be the most boring movie ever made -- period. "
" Moon is first-rate science fiction, tackling such issues as identity, individuality and the effects of isolation on the psyche and the soul. "
" Start calculating the costs to Lunar Industries of its singular form of devaluing, and Moon's central premise stops making sense. "
" For a 'paranoid thriller' to work, the paranoia has to rise and rise until a climax at the finale, not give away the game halfway in. "
" As a piece of entertainment, Moon is a failed experiment. Yet though it never becomes enjoyable or gets even within hailing distance of fun, it has some interesting ideas. "
" Storywise, Moon fails to live up to the promise of its premise. There's plenty of atmosphere, but little gravity. "
" With its artful use of old-school miniatures rather than computer graphics, Moon engages the eye as much as the mind. Here's a canny director who doesn't let technical prowess overwhelm his sure, resourceful sense of human drama and character. "
" Moon actually gets a little dull in the later reels, just when it should be peaking in mystery and tension. "
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