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      The Farthest

      Released Aug 11, 2017 2 hr. 1 min. Documentary List
      100% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 94% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker Emer Reynolds celebrates the men and women who built the Voyager spaceship. Read More Read Less
      The Farthest

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      Informative, enthusiastic and accessible, The Farthest will inspire even the most grounded of viewers to look up in wonder once in a while.

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      Torin F As THE FARTHEST will help viewers appreciate, its difficult to overstate the inspired technical and exploratory brilliance of the Voyager mission, which for the first time enabled a profound understanding of our solar system that we now take for granted. The film itself is accessible, informative and awesome in the proper sense of the word, chronicling a bold endeavor that reflects our species at its best. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/23/23 Full Review Y. S This is EPIC! A MUST SEE!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member What a spectacular film and story. I learned some amazing things about the Voyager missions and those who helped make the mission such a success. Really shows you what we can do as a species. Puts things into perspective and is really inspiring! Great film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliantly put together documentary about one of man's greatest achievements Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/05/20 Full Review Andrew A A must-see for space enthusiasts. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/17/20 Full Review sean l Rosy hindsight for the technical crew behind the design, launch, analysis and direction of America's twin Voyager space probes in the late twentieth century. As with most real-life space sagas, it's a rich blend of tough math, contagious enthusiasm, absurd scale and one or two doses of high-pressure existential crisis. The scientists and optical specialists chosen for these interviews aren't polished speakers. They might stumble over a word or change their phrasing mid-sentence, but that makes them more relatable, more essentially human, which reinforces the sense of achievement that's so important to the whole picture. Their stories are still fascinating; their passion for the project (and their role in it) still boundless. Those excited recollections, plus the requisite space porn that the dual spacecraft zapped back to Earth, make for a great pair. It's when this documentary is at its best. Less so, the occasional insertion of odd stock video clips and dreamy narration. Seems like somebody watched the well-known YouTube clip of Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" speech and tried to polish it up. The film's obsession over the famous golden LPs that stowed away on each craft, endlessly circling back to revisit their production, also seems excessive. Especially as the interviewees specifically deride the mass media fixation surrounding both objects. The central story of long-term adventure and tireless exploration should have been fantastic enough on its own. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Leslie Felperin Guardian It's like one of those great Horizon episodes from the 1980s or 90s, before all science docs started sounding as if they were written for overexcited seven-year-olds. Rated: 4/5 Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Ed Potton Times (UK) The two Voyager space probes are the subjects of this appropriately epic documentary, full of lavish visuals, brain-frying statistics and infectiously enthusiastic Nasa boffins. Rated: 3/5 Aug 31, 2017 Full Review Nick Schager Variety It's rare for a film to make one swell with pride about something he or she had no direct hand in, but "The Farthest" accomplishes that feat with aplomb. Aug 11, 2017 Full Review Charlotte Harrison VultureHound This is a documentary that, whilst being about space, ends up truly reflecting upon the human experience. Jan 27, 2020 Full Review Amelie Lasker FF2 Media The Farthest deftly highlights the beauty of the images of the outer planets, the courage of the scientists behind those images, and the poignancy of what they teach us. Rated: 4/5 Aug 26, 2018 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Top-drawer documentary on the significance of the astonishing mission of the Voyager spacecrafts past the outer planets of our solar system and beyond. Rated: 5/5 Aug 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker Emer Reynolds celebrates the men and women who built the Voyager spaceship.
      Emer Reynolds
      Executive Producer
      John Rubin
      Emer Reynolds
      Production Co
      Crossing the Line
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 11, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 27, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)