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Closer To The Moon Reviews

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May 20, 2016
All the major facts of Moon are historically accurate, but the reasons behind the events remain a bit murky. However, Caranfil's speculations are more than persuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2015
It's always a pleasure to see Mark Strong in a lead role -- too often he's wasted as baddies and bosses. In Closer to the Moon he gets his most interesting part in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2015
The story is so quintessentially Romanian, it had better been made in Romanian, with Romanian actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2015
Caranfil's unlikely, odd little film is quietly moving - all the more so because it is true.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2015
It has some moments that effectively convey the weirdness with which it deals; but for the most part it's a missed opportunity, marred by a lack of narrative conviction and tonal cohesion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2015
Closer to the Moon is an unremarkable reenactment of a remarkable story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
April 20, 2015
A provocative, darkly comedic, absurdist drama - based on a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 19, 2015
Although based on a true story, 'Closer to the Moon' comes across on screen as artificial and befuddling. However, quality production values make it easy on the eyes.
April 17, 2015
There are a lot of moving moments in this film, and it's to writer-director Nae Caranfil's credit that he's able to tease out the logic in this mostly enjoyable, if a little all-over-the-place, dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2015
"Closer to the Moon" draws on many of the same facts that appear in "The Great Communist Bank Robbery," but in the service of a less adventurous movie with familiar Western actors, English-language dialogue and badly strained uplift.
April 15, 2015
Caranfil, who's made several previous features in Romanian, struggles throughout to find the right tone, mostly in vain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
April 15, 2015
From Romania, of all places, comes a breath of fresh air, far above the usual action film Hollywood keeps churning out with pointless abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2015
Writer-director Nae Caranfil oddly forgoes the abundant elegiac aspects of his film's factual material for a tone approaching the ebullient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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