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100
These astronauts are still alive, but as long as mankind survives, their journeys will be seen as the turning point -- to what, it is still to be seen.
100
In the Shadow of the Moon finds new resonance in the moment when America redefined progress -- but also when it heeded the siren song of a world so desolate it reminded you what a paradise ours truly is.
100
Quite simply, a revelation.
100
By turns awe-inspiring and deeply human.
90
This magnificent documentary, directed by David Sington and presented by Ron Howard, rises to the occasion by interspersing its interviews with NASA footage that evokes the grandeur of the whole Apollo adventure.
90
The Hollywood Reporter
The value of this film, not just to moviegoers today but to future generations, is simply enormous.
88
One small documentary for a filmmaker and one giant leap in inspiration for audiences.
88
Miami Herald
Seeing the Earth from the point of view these men saw it -- ''like a jewel hung in the blackness'' -- tends to put things in perspective.
75
Want to know what the “right stuff” really is? Take a look.
75
For those of us too young, this will give you an idea of what it meant to watch those baby steps that led to one giant leap.
75
And oh, what stories these heroes have to tell - and what incredible sights they brought back with them.

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