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Reviews: Interstellar (2014)

interstellarReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: C’è un cuore umanissimo al centro di Interstellar, ma Nolan non ha il calore sentimentale di Spielberg ed il suo film rimane a mezza strada, incapace davvero di emozionare o di stupire. Un’occasione perduta.
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Despampanante megapelícula de Christopher Nolan que impacta en lo técnico y se la juega en unas conclusiones finales que gustarán a unos y espantarán a otros. Una película arriesgada pero innegablemente fascinante en su visionado.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Christopher Nolan’s new film doesn’t have the crispness of ‘Inception’ or the jangly momentum of ‘The Dark Knight.’ It’s his ‘White Album,’ overlong and overwritten, corny, and self-important, and also a great movie–and yes, it can be all of those things at once.
  • Danny Baldwin @ Critic Speak
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: Christopher Nolan’s latest is an impressive visual spectacle riddled with plot holes and false emotions.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: This film is meant to be Nolan’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” but he’s tilting at windmills here. Kubrick’s film was a masterpiece that hit the mark on every wild attempt to reach for the stars. Nolan catches a lot of these stars, but at least as many slip through his fingers.
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Nolan ofrece, con su sentido del espectáculo de siempre, una poderosa combinación entre ciencia-ficción, reflexión ecológica y relato familiar.
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: an ambitious film, but it’s difficult to get swept up in its sweep.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: [Interstellar] sends a small group of scientists, and audiences, on a journey that involves intergalactic travel, wormholes and a crisis that threatens to destroy all of humanity. It’s epic filmmaking on a galactic scale, full of wonder and ambition, but the bigger canvas brings Nolan’s flaws into sharper relief.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Separating Coop from his daughter may be necessary for Interstellar to advance, but it also forces Nolan to overcompensate by beginning to favor schmaltzy, New Age platitudes over the alluring scientific premise that may attract much of the movie’s audience in the first place. It’s as if the gulf of time and space that keeps McConaughey and Chastain from acting opposite each other onscreen also causes Nolan to lose his bearings.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Esta película tiene lo mejor y lo peor de Christopher Nolan.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: “Interstellar” runs nearly 3 hours, which is too long, pure and simple. There’s no question that the movie would have benefited from judicious trimming and tightening, though what to cut would have been a daunting question.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [T]his is a film with the weight of space, time, and humanity on its shoulders. It is unafraid of stumbling and soldiers forward with the conviction of its audacity.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Audaciously ambitious and awesome, it’s a speculative, mind-bending sci-fi adventure through the celestial space-time continuum.
  • Steven Greydanus @ National Catholic Register
    • Excerpt: As emphatically as Nolan writes PROSE PROSE PROSE PROSE PROSE, in the largest possible font, it never verges into poetry.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The cinematography is full of breathtaking images as they reinforce a lofty tale of epic proportions. If you can feast on the visuals, then perhaps that will be enough to hold you.
  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: what good is that adventurous spirit if Nolan doesn’t trust the audience enough to see it through to the end?
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Thrilling intellectually and viscerally, full of stirring notions of what humanity is capable of, and full of hope. A wonderfully refreshing sort of SF.
  • Dan Kelly @ Danland Movies
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Interstellar is an imaginative movie, but a heavy-handed mix of personal sacrifice and theoretical physics doesn’t leave much room for subtle storytelling.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Hefty in both its challenging ideas and visual grandeur but awfully flawed in their execution, “Interstellar” is ambitious to a fault.
  • Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Donald J. Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Cornpone existentialism … New Age-y, fuzzy headed sci-fi’er that borrows heavily from ‘2001,’ ‘Contact’ and Nolan’s own ‘Inception.”
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: McConaguhey isn’t at his most convincing, but has some very delicate, sensitive moments that work within his narrow repertoire of performing capabilities.
  • Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
    • Excerpt: Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic is a beautiful, ambitious, ultimately flawed film about nothing less than the survival of the human race.
  • James Marsh @ The Society For Film
    • Excerpt: Interstellar is quite possibly Christopher Nolan’s most personal film to-date, a grand spectacle of deep space exploration involving wormholes and theories of relativity, but which ultimately rests on the relationship between one man and his daughter. For all its epic visual splendour and scientific mumbo-jumbo, Interstellar is at its heart an intensely human drama. Its success, and indeed the success of the mission on screen, relies less on mathematics, mechanics and technology than on real emotion – and as a result, the film may alienate and upset those looking for a simple white-knuckle thrill ride.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: A strong first third and a decent second third are undone by a terrible final third. ‘Interstellar’ once again proves that while Christopher Nolan may be a talented director, he is, at best, a mediocre writer.
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
    • Excerpt: Interstellar’ is full of incredible highs and moments that leave you absolutely flat.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Interstellar provides us with the best sort of science fiction; ambitious and thought-provoking while still remembering the importance of the human connection.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Stellar…
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Interstellar, like CSI Miami, might best be enjoyed with the volume off, but the awesome visuals demand to be seen at least once with the sensory overload of astro-jargon and Phantom of the Opera pipe cues in order to appreciate fully the spectacular mess that is Interstellar.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: É um grande filme, mas não é aquele filme magistral que se esperava.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: It starts out as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, morphs into 2001: A Space Odyssey, and then devolves into Contact by the end: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, one of the most anticipated films of 2014, is not the masterpiece some may be expecting, but this kind of visionary head-trip is so rare that it can be appreciated for sheer ambition alone.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Não é um filme sobre a exploração do espaço, é sobre a descoberta da Humanidade.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: The point is, it’s not a film that’s easy to dismiss, just as it may not be entirely easy to grasp, but the sheer force of Nolan’s filmmaking and his dedication to his vision makes it worth grappling with all the philosophy and cosmic kookiness.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Call it 2001: A Space Odyssey, as conceived by three college sophomore philosophy majors on acid and a junior from the physics department.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Its brilliance comes in chunks…navigating a shifting, convoluted asteroid field full of ideas and aspirations.
  • Norm Schrager @ Meet In the Lobby
    • Excerpt: … fires on all cylinders, but sputters toward the journey’s end.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: You can certainly respond to its craft, but its attempts at emotional depth and cosmological profundity fall short.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: A combination of spectacular special effects, marginal physics and grindingly slow treacle, McConaughey pulls this one out of the fire.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Using familiar raw materials, Nolan creates an exhilarating and often terrifying experience that engages earnestly with two of his abiding interests: the individual’s struggle to find their purpose, and how technology both enables and hinders that quest.
Updated: July 7, 2015 — 4:24 pm

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