For those of you who couldn’t get enough of Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, here he is again, this time directed by James Gray, not Quentin Tarantino. James Gray is one of our best indie directors, known for films like Little Odessa, The Yards and The Lost City of Z. Here he gets to fool around with a studio-sized budget and an A-list star, and he honors both. Astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) embarks on a quest that takes him to the far reaches of the solar system to locate his father and solve a puzzle that threatens the survival of our planet. Also with Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland. A New York Times Critic’s Pick.
“The film is a lovely, sincere and sometimes dopey confessional about fathers and sons, love and loss that takes the shape of a far out if deeply inward trip….Ad Astra is unambiguously a film of its moment, one about a man’s struggle for personal meaning and a place in the world in a time of fallen fathers.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“In a mesmerizing, minimalist performance, Pitt forms the gravitational center of [the] film.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“To lavish too much praise on Mr. Pitt’s performance would be to somehow suggest he isn’t already among the best actors on screen. He is.” — John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
James Gray, Ethan Gross
Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland
English, Japanese, Russian
20th Century Fox