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By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Thought-provoking sci-fi has some violence, strong language.

Movie R 2009 97 minutes
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Just to tell you I am A kid writing this review.I thought this movie was amazing very well done realy cool themes Just to tell you this should have been PG - 13 why rate this R this movie had a little cussing whatever that happens in life but a very good story if you have seen Blade runner you will love this movie.

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A huge, mind-expanding existential exploration wrapped up in an exciting futuristic, unpredictable psychological drama steeped in mystery. In short, Moon is great sci-fi. The depth, vision, and scope debut director Duncan Jones achieves with a modest $5 million budget, a single set, and one lead actor is a true achievement. Visually, the movie recalls classic stark sci-fi stations from the likes of Alien, while the computer GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey) is a clear nod to the iconic HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the smart writing and economical production means this movie deserves its own place among the brightest stars in the genre.

Rockwell does almost all the heavy lifting on screen, playing complex roles and running a vast range of emotions. Not only is the movie awe-inspiring in its scope, the humanity hits hard, effortlessly skipping between heartbreaking, hopeful, and even humorous. By its closing credits the movie has presented a range of questions and posers that will provoke hours of thought and discussion.

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