Apollo 11

critic Reviews

, 99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, Apollo 11 uses artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring back to a pivotal time in American history.
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    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    As a testament to the wonders of science and space, it's extraordinary; as a testament to the triumph of cinema and mankind, it's more a small step than a giant leap.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's a film that makes history seem freshly minted -- a unique work of restoration made possible by the discovery of a cache of previously unreleased audio recordings and large-format footage.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Apollo 11... is quite simply an amazing film.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    Clocking in at a tidy 90 minutes, laid out in ruthlessly linear fashion, the film plays like one deep breath nervously exhaled. It's also eye-wateringly beautiful to behold
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Astonishing...the documentary footage, which alternates from the spaceship and the American audience...it just brought back what an unbelievably impressive achievement it was in 1969.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Go. Rush out. Find this film now. Find it on the biggest possible screen, accompanied by the best, loudest sound. And sit back and marvel.
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    Victor PineyroSeventh Art Studio
    A documentary that is purely about the incredible feat it tells. Without subtexts of politics, drama or humanity, Apollo 11 brings a never before seen or heard perspective into one of the most important events in human history. Full review in Spanish
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    The film, best viewed on the biggest screen available to get the full effect of the mission's size and scope, reminds viewers of a time when humanity used to think big.
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    Luiz OliveiraBattleship Pretension
    There are no talking heads and no voice-overs in this documentary-the images and dialogue speak for themselves.
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    Fletcher PowellKMUW - Wichita Public Radio
    ... creates real momentum, and something close to actual suspense.
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