The Astronaut's Wife

Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. It's scary. It's well-acted. It's filmed with a degree of flash and elegance.
  2. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    60
    A moderately diverting thriller that builds suspense and entertains effectively... strongest selling point is Charlize Theron.
  3. Chilly, muted and refreshingly free of cheap shocks, this stylish psychological horror tale is greatly enhanced by subtle (acting) performances.
  4. Nothing but mood... it simply has too few surprises to justify its indulgent atmosphere of malignant revelation.
  5. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    50
    Could have been written by a computer programmed to cannibalize previous sci-fi films.
  6. Depp moves through the film suavely and imperturbably, never letting the particulars bog him down.
  7. 50
    Far from unwatchable. It's not a good movie but at least, on its own schlocky terms, the story makes sense (which is a lot more than you can say for "The Sixth Sense").
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Aggressively stylish but dramatically flaccid.
  9. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    50
    Allen Daviau's cinematography is so striking that the movie would probably play better with the sound off.
  10. 30
    The finished product is as predictably dull as a newborn's soft spot.
  11. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    30
    Langorous and oddly detached... a mess.
  12. 30
    This hypersleek film is surprisingly lax for its first half... The ending is dumb.
  13. Stinks from the Earth to the moon.
  14. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    25
    (Theron) and Depp give lazy, almost irrelevant performances... resolutely unmoving.
  15. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    20
    Houston, we have a problem. It's called The Astronaut's Wife and it's an utterly predictable rip-off of classic '60s and '70s exercises in paranoia, from "Rosemary's Baby" to "The Parallax View."
  16. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    20
    One of the least endurable films of 1999.
User Score
1.7

Overwhelming dislike- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    1
    I always bring this film this film up when talking to my wife about the worst film I have ever watched. No redeeming features at all. One ofI always bring this film this film up when talking to my wife about the worst film I have ever watched. No redeeming features at all. One of the few movies I have wanted to walk out on. Full Review »
  2. Jul 29, 2012
    3
    Not A Good Movie At All!
  3. Oct 21, 2015
    0
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