Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 2464 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Nov 4, 2014
    100
    Interstellar is simultaneously a big-budget science fiction endeavor and a very simple tale of love and sacrifice. It is by turns edgy, breathtaking, hopeful, and heartbreaking.
  2. Reviewed by: Dave Calhoun
    Oct 27, 2014
    100
    It’s a bold, beautiful cosmic adventure story with a touch of the surreal and the dreamlike, and yet it always feels grounded in its own deadly serious reality.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Nov 4, 2014
    88
    This is epic cinema that begs to be compared to "2001: A Space Odyssey." But unlike Stanley Kubrick's psychedelic joyride, this journey is powered by a human heart.
  4. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Nov 4, 2014
    75
    Einsteinian, Kubrickian, Malickian, Steinbeckian - Interstellar, Christopher Nolan's epically ambitious space opera, is all that. And more. And, alas, less.
  5. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Nov 3, 2014
    70
    Black holes, relativity, singularity, the fifth dimension! The talk is grand. There’s a problem, however. Delivered in rushed colloquial style, much of this fabulous arcana, central to the plot, is hard to understand, and some of it is hard to hear. The composer Hans Zimmer produces monstrous swells of organ music that occasionally smother the words like lava. The actors seem overmatched by the production.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe McGovern
    Oct 31, 2014
    67
    Interstellar, his (Nolan) sci-fi spectaculorama helixed around a father-daughter love story, is a gamble like no other in his career. It's his longest film, his headiest, his most personal. And, in its square-peg-in-a-round-wormhole stab at being the weepy motion-picture event of the year, it's also his sappiest.
  7. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Oct 27, 2014
    25
    Promising outer-space majesty and deep-thought topics like some modern variation on Stanley Kubrick's “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Interstellar instead plays like a confused mix of daringly unique space-travel footage like you’ve never seen and droningly familiar emotional and plot beats that you’ve seen all too many times before.

See all 46 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 545
  1. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    It's the best movie I have seen in many years. There are some details I didn't like, but that doesn't matter when looking at the movie as aIt's the best movie I have seen in many years. There are some details I didn't like, but that doesn't matter when looking at the movie as a whole. I think it's what science fiction should be, opening up your mind to new concepts. The story is also very touching. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2014
    10
    Thank God for Christopher Nolan. It's been so long since I've left a theater with the sense of wonder, awe, and excitement that this movieThank God for Christopher Nolan. It's been so long since I've left a theater with the sense of wonder, awe, and excitement that this movie inspires.

    Take yourself to the movie, leave the plot point busting and science fact checking for the others, sit back, and enjoy a truly original and emotional experience presented by a genius.
    Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2014
    10
    The best thing about Interstellar is that, like Inception, the science and the ideas are as real, as sophisticated, and as advanced, as anyThe best thing about Interstellar is that, like Inception, the science and the ideas are as real, as sophisticated, and as advanced, as any ideas out there. If you see a critic or somebody saying this is convoluted or overly complex that says more about their lack of understanding than about the movie. We should be thrilled Nolan is thinking about and making movies about these things. Bravo. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2014
    9
    Interstellar is a spectacle, it combines raw emotion with the extreme sights of space travel. The plot of the film is simple, MatthewInterstellar is a spectacle, it combines raw emotion with the extreme sights of space travel. The plot of the film is simple, Matthew Mcconaughey must travel through a wormhole with Anne Hathaway and his crew into another galaxy in order to find a new home for mankind, as the planet is dying. Cooper (Mcconaughey's character) must choose to leave behind his young children in order to possibly save them from having a terrible future, due to lack of food and dust storms. The science is fairly spot on, and tries to explain the properties of black holes, worm holes and gravity to the viewer, in order to understand what is going on. The visuals in this film are superb, along with the audio, although at times the audio did seem a little off early in the film during the scenes on earth.

    The one thing that really grabbed my attention, was the original design of the robots on the spacecraft, TARS and CASE. Robotically I have never seen a design similar to theirs, the way they walk, control things and help the humans is truly amazing. The acting is strong throughout, however some may find the use of sentiment and certain emotional scenes to be possibly cheesy or over the top in some cases. Overall a great space epic, about emotion, family, science and sentiment that leaves you leaving the cinema in awe.
    Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2014
    8
    Our planet is becoming a giant dustbowl, so Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and 2 others set out to find an inhabitable planet in anotherOur planet is becoming a giant dustbowl, so Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and 2 others set out to find an inhabitable planet in another galaxy. This promises some mind-stretching concepts, framed by confusing scientific discussions. You can also expect some cool visuals, although the camera often focuses more on faces than spectacular effects. As for the human aspect, it's all about his emotional connection with his daughter back on Earth. The power of love has its part to play and McConaughey cries a lot! Hans Zimmer's overpowering music sometimes gets in the way and some of the story clichés dilute the potential majesty of the voyage. Don't get me wrong, there's lots to recommend in Christopher Nolan's splendid film and the 169 minute length never bores, it was just less amazing than I expected. Expand
  6. Dec 8, 2014
    7
    Me pareció pretenciosa y dura muchisimo. Sin embargo creo que tiene buena fotografia, efectos, etc por eso le pongo 7. La historia me resultóMe pareció pretenciosa y dura muchisimo. Sin embargo creo que tiene buena fotografia, efectos, etc por eso le pongo 7. La historia me resultó lo mismo de siempre el heroe gringo que salva a la humanidada, fórmula por demás desgastada... Expand
  7. Mar 19, 2015
    0
    I don't know which film was the worse I seen. "Interstellar" or "Fifty Shades Of Gray". "Interstellar" was a long boring movie that delt withI don't know which film was the worse I seen. "Interstellar" or "Fifty Shades Of Gray". "Interstellar" was a long boring movie that delt with ....???? I defy anyone to explain this absolutely b.s. story line. And don't start with my IQ being so low. This movie was an insult to my IQ as I sat thru the entire movie constantly looking at my watch. Why I didn't walk out on this piece of crap is still a mystery to me. And what really is amazing is that the movie took in over $600 million dollars!!! Which means more of the same to come. The story line was completely over the top. Especially the "book case" scene near the end of the movie. I can't believe the high ratings this movie got. Walking to my car there were three woman and a guy going in the same direction. One of the woman asked me what I thought of it. I told them I though it was a piece of sh....! All three woman yelled "Yes!!!" and started in on the poor guy that was with them. A waste of three hours was one of the comments. I would never ever watch this movie again on dvd or add it to my dvd collection. Horrible, horrible movie. Expand

See all 545 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. Movie Preview: 10 Films to See in November

    Movie Preview: 10 Films to See in November Image
    Published: November 4, 2014
    Our editors select the 10 most interesting films headed to theaters this month, including Oscar contenders like Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, a few indie horror surprises, the latest potential Disney hit, and Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar.