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Ad Astra (2019)

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Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

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James Gray
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Roy McBride
Tommy Lee Jones ... H. Clifford McBride
Ruth Negga ... Helen Lantos
Donald Sutherland ... Thomas Pruitt
Kimberly Elise ... Lorraine Deavers
Loren Dean ... Donald Stanford
Donnie Keshawarz ... Captain Lawrence Tanner
Sean Blakemore ... Willie Levant
Bobby Nish ... Franklin Yoshida
LisaGay Hamilton ... Adjutant General Vogel
John Finn ... Brigadier General Stroud
John Ortiz ... Lieutenant General Rivas
Freda Foh Shen ... Captain Lu
Kayla Adams ... Female Flight Attendant
Ravi Kapoor ... Arjun Dhariwal
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Storyline

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

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The Answers We Seek Are Just Outside Our Reach


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong languag | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brad Pitt and James Gray originally planned to collaborate on adapting Mark Greaney's novel "The Gray Man", but Pitt later dropped out and the project never finalized. This marks the third time they plan to work together (second time on The Lost City of Z (2016), and the first time they really do as director and actor. See more »

Goofs

As with scare stories about the Large Hadron Collider, any antimatter explosion near Neptune having lethal consequences for humanity would be dwarfed by the galaxy's ultra-high energy cosmic rays which are continuously bombarding the Earth. See more »

Quotes

Roy McBride: Here we go again. Fighting for resources. What the hell am I doing here?
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Crazy Credits

There is no fanfare during the 20th Century Fox logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Chance the Rapper (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
from Orchestra Wives (1942)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by L'Orchestre de Glenn Miller (as The Glenn Miller Orchestra)
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Disappointing. Would strongly not recommend.
19 September 2019 | by taimoor_2See all my reviews

It's a very bad movie. I don't know why it is rated so high. Firstly, it's a space opera but the character development and exposition and is sub-par at best. The motivations and behaviors of the characters are absurd. Don't even get me started on the scientific explanations. It is a big budget movie. They could have hired someone to make legitimate explanations. It's just massively insulting that they didn't even try. Story is just not good.

The visuals are beautiful and the VFX look good but honestly, they could be so much better. Looks like the director intentionally didn't want the movie to be about the visuals but rather about the characters. But the characters are uninteresting and not developed well. It's just disappointing. There is one action scene. A space fight on the moon in lunar buggies. Yet, even THAT, an space fight on lunar surface, is boring and very uninteresting.


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ad Astra See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,001,398, 22 September 2019

Gross USA:

$50,188,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,461,872
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2.39 : 1
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