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July 23, 2009

Moon Gets Mediocre UK Reviews

Here’s a selection of reviews of the film Moon which is now showing in the UK. They’re not exactly glowing, but instead use words like intelligent and interesting. Not that they have any effect on me, I’m going to see it anyway.

The Guardian 3/5 : The strength of Moon is also, paradoxically, its weakness: its evocation of loneliness and the vast, silent reaches of outer space.

The Times 4/5 : With its measured pacing, melancholy tone and eye for prosaic details, Moon is very different from the glossy sci-fi blockbuster — and far more satisfying.

The Independent 3/5 : The plot's denouement is probably the least satisfying aspect of the film, though in its insistent focus upon a single actor it scores a bull's-eye for daring.

The Telegraph 3/? : It’s not fair to say that the film runs out of steam towards the end, because it remains crisp and unpredictable, but it does have the feel of an addictive Outer Limits episode finding ways to stretch itself over the feature-length mark.

The Sun 5/? : What a joy - old-school, intelligent sci-fi.A brilliant space oddity.

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I was looking forward to "Moon" more than any other film this year. I'm sorry to say it was a bit of a disappointment, too. More than anything, I thought it lacked dramatic tension. I never got close to Rockwell's character, which would have helped. The ending was disappointing, too.

I was looking forward to "Moon" more than any other film this year. I'm sorry to say it was a bit of a disappointment, too. More than anything, I thought it lacked dramatic tension. I never got close to Rockwell's character, which would have helped. The ending was disappointing, too.

Damn it, I was looking forward to Moon...