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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: Ty Burr
    Nov 4, 2014
    75
    The movie is “Gravity” cubed, an epic of space travel and human destiny that swings by Saturn, slingshots through a wormhole, and pinballs across a handful of planets on its way to a rendezvous with infinity, conveniently located inside a black hole.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 441
  1. Dec 8, 2014
    10
    BEYOND awesome.
    Today one can see something new in thecinema quite rarely. Every time you see a movie there is a thought - I've seen it
    BEYOND awesome.
    Today one can see something new in thecinema quite rarely. Every time you see a movie there is a thought - I've seen it somethere, nothing new, yawn. While there were ton of movies with ideal close to Interstellar, this fusion of sci-fi, disaster and space genres makes this movie exceptional and unique. Really, such movies as Interstellar and Inception deserve Best of the Year title. Christopher Nolan is genius.
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  2. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    Nolan's newest mind-boggling production proved to be an amazing and daring film. The visuals are outstanding, complemented by a Hans ZimmerNolan's newest mind-boggling production proved to be an amazing and daring film. The visuals are outstanding, complemented by a Hans Zimmer soundtrack that makes the audience feel as if they are in the vastness of space along with Cooper and his crew. Although the casting seemed questionable, it works well, and if you can wrap your mind around the physics of the film (and one cannot say the science was flawed; Christopher Nolan had scientist Kip Thorne help him "do the math" and the film was even praised by Neil Degrasse Tyson for its accurate depiction of a black hole), then it will be one jaw-dropping experience. 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 30, 2014
    9
    This feels like a movie that was inspired by 2001 space odyssey Like 2001 space odyssey, it takes a while to set up everything and is a fairlyThis feels like a movie that was inspired by 2001 space odyssey Like 2001 space odyssey, it takes a while to set up everything and is a fairly long movie. This is without a doubt the best movie this year. i would recommend it to anyone who likes scifi and is a fan to Christopher Nolan Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2014
    8
    Interstellar is a vast, ambitious and flawed movie. Matthew McConaughey once again delivers an absolutely fantastic, heartfelt performance.Interstellar is a vast, ambitious and flawed movie. Matthew McConaughey once again delivers an absolutely fantastic, heartfelt performance. He's absolutely the best thing about the movie. The problems are the runtime, the movie's nearly 3 hours long and while it never really drags, it can be a lot to sit through. Some of logic begins to deteriorate a little bit in the end as well, it's not quite as on point as Inception was. Still, it's Christopher Nolan making yet another good movie, and it's worth checking out. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2014
    7
    Sit back, grab a coke and some popcorn, because you're not going anywhere for three hours. Is Interstellar a prefect film? no, and for threeSit back, grab a coke and some popcorn, because you're not going anywhere for three hours. Is Interstellar a prefect film? no, and for three hours I wished it developed certain relationships out more, but it finds a way to keep you interest long enough to get you through to the big reveal that comes at you unexpectedly like a shot of fireball to the face, leaving you wanting a little bit more, but it's 2AM and the bar's cut you off. Expand
  7. Dec 10, 2014
    0
    The first 50 minutes of this movie was boring, I could have missed it, I kept waiting for the movie to start, then when it started it limped.The first 50 minutes of this movie was boring, I could have missed it, I kept waiting for the movie to start, then when it started it limped. Ocean planet cool, Frozen planet cool, then we get the black hole time vortex stuff and then that's it. They spend an hour boring you at the start and then the end its: oh your daughter is about to die but we built this superspaceship thing, then cut to lonely girl on planet and you don't even see him land in his ship. What were Caines last words I couldn't even hear some of the jibberish above the music. Sorry guys this movie sucks. Expand

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