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Ad Astra Rated 12A

Ad Astra

Dir. James Gray. USA, 2019. 2h 3m. Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, John Ortiz.

In the near future, an astronaut must unravel a mystery involving his absent father which now threatens the survival of our planet. Featuring a mesmerising central performance from Brad Pitt, James Gray’s contemplative sci-fi opus takes us deep into the universal human experience via the outer edges of the solar system. The film also features an elegant, sweeping score by veteran composer Max Richter.

'An elegantly told, often staggeringly visualised classical adventure narrative, Gray’s film deconstructs dogged ‘great man’ alpha-heroism’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

'One of the most ruminative, withdrawn, and curiously optimistic space odysseys this side of “Solaris.”' ★★★★★ David Ehrlich, IndieWire