Moon

  • 15
  • Duncan Jones (2008)
  • UK
  • 93 min
Moon
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Duncan Jones (who, as David Bowie's son, was once known as Zowie Bowie) makes his directorial debut with this intelligent, poignant science-fiction tale, which calls to mind the very best the genre had to offer in its 1970s heyday. Sam Rockwell gives an excellent performance as Sam Bell, a lone mining engineer stuck incommunicado on the dark side of the Moon and about to complete his three-year contract. His only company is Gerty, a somewhat anodyne robot (voiced by Kevin Spacey), but as time goes on Sam begins to suspect that things, and even he, are not what they seem. The screenplay by Jones and Nathan Parker delicately and intriguingly investigates the themes of loneliness and humanity, and together with Jones's assured direction, makes for a hugely impressive first feature.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction drama starring Sam Rockwell. Lone mining engineer Sam Bell is cut off from humanity on the dark side of the Moon with only a computer for company, but is looking forward to returning to Earth and his family after three long years of solitude. But with only weeks to go before his departure, an accident out on the surface causes Sam to suspect everything is not what it seems.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sam Bell
Sam Rockwell
Gerty
Kevin Spacey
Tess Bell
Dominique McElligott
Eve Bell
Kaya Scodelario
Thompson
Benedict Wong
Overmeyers
Matt Berry
Technician
Malcolm Stewart

Crew

Director
Duncan Jones

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Sony
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 17 Jul 2009
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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