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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 & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

This is the second major science fiction film to feature the planet Neptune prominently, after Event Horizon (1997). See more »

Goofs

Errors in Roy's free fall at the beginning of the film: Roy should have gone "full tilt delta" (arms and legs fully extended) to increase his horizontal distance from the International Space Antenna in order to avoid the falling debris. Once his canopy was damaged by debris, he should release it and deploy his spare. See more »

Quotes

Roy McBride: Why go on? Why keep trying?
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

'A' You're Adorable
Written by Buddy Kaye, Sidney Lippman and Fred Wise
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User Reviews

 
How the screenplay can ruin a movie
19 September 2019 | by costin2004See all my reviews

I went to see Ad Asta yesterday evening. After the superb images in Gravity or Interstellar, I was curious to see what 2019 brings. I wasn't disappointed, the movie is very well shot, the Space images are well made, deep sky, the Planets, the Moon, really nice.

However, I think the movie was ruined by its screenplay which lacks of coherence. The story is really weak and undeveloped. There are many fractures in the reality of space travelling,

You almost have the feeling that the screenplay was written to have a support for the images, nothing more.

So yeah, I give this movie a 6 and I'm sad to see how a possible epic movie is ruined by a weak screenplay.


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Details

Country:

China | USA | Brazil

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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