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      In the Shadow of the Moon

      PG Released Sep 7, 2007 1 hr. 40 min. Documentary List
      95% 112 Reviews Tomatometer 91% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score In 1961, NASA started its Apollo program to realize President John F. Kennedy's dream of putting a man on the moon. This documentary retells the story of the program's mission through archival footage and interviews with all the surviving astronauts, except Neil Armstrong. With the U.S. racing to beat the Soviet Union into space, NASA began a series of test flights, culminating in Armstrong's 1969 walk on the moon and briefly uniting the world in awe of the United States' accomplishment. Read More Read Less

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      Director David Sington poetically interwove 20th Century's cosmonautic history with its effect on the public's view of their country, their heroes and their future.

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      Andrew A A must-see for space nerds. Very important, historical footage. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/17/20 Full Review Audience Member This is for a different movie with the same name....I don't know how to delete this review? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Netflix took me on a journey with this film: they slipped into my DMs, took me on an enjoyable date, got a bit drunk and rambled on about nonsense and then brutally molested me with a patronizing plot twist that took a sharp triggering political turn. #DeportPoliticsOutOfMyMovies Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review David B A true gem,please,please,do watch this,the music is fantastic,the film puts goose bubs on your arm.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/30/18 Full Review Audience Member An amazing subject, the documentary is a bit too Hollywood. More details and less schmaltz would have helped. Worth seeing for the footage alone. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A real candid look into the minds of a few extraordinary men who have travelled further than anyone other human being who have ever lived on this planet. Hopefully, since journeying to the moon, this is a wake up call for planet Earth for humans to realize how lucky we our to live on this great planet called Earth, but also we must continue exploring the vastness of Space including Mars and other bodies in our Universe as soon as possible. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 16, 2011 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 16, 2011 Full Review Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films Rated: A Oct 29, 2008 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) A captivating and revelatory experience from beginning to end. Rated: 5/5 Nov 9, 2018 Full Review Charles Cassady Common Sense Media Lofty recap of the Apollo moon program. Rated: 4/5 Dec 15, 2010 Full Review Gary Arnold Washington Times The single most stirring and satisfying feature of 2007. Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1961, NASA started its Apollo program to realize President John F. Kennedy's dream of putting a man on the moon. This documentary retells the story of the program's mission through archival footage and interviews with all the surviving astronauts, except Neil Armstrong. With the U.S. racing to beat the Soviet Union into space, NASA began a series of test flights, culminating in Armstrong's 1969 walk on the moon and briefly uniting the world in awe of the United States' accomplishment.
      Director
      David Sington
      Executive Producer
      Simon Andreae, John Battsek, Louisa Bolch, Richard Dale, Julie Goldman, Hamish Mykura
      Distributor
      ThinkFilm
      Production Co
      Discovery Films, Film4
      Rating
      PG (Mild Language|Incidental Smoking|Brief Violent Images)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 7, 2007, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 4, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
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