In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

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Critic Consensus: In the Shadow of the Moon isn't always successful at balancing its assorted elements, but its struggles may be diverting enough to warrant a stream.

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In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Directed by Jim Mickle and also starring Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.

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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (8)

[W]hen you least expect it, "In the Shadow of the Moon" delivers a powerful message about the roots of hate and the dangers it poses to society. Don't let this one stay in the shadows for long.

October 3, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

In the Shadow of the Moon isn't effective as sci-fi, action, noir, mystery, or even social commentary, even though it has elements of all of the above.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This is an appealingly polished thriller, with something modest but profound to say about how selfish choices can ripple across decades.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

In The Shadow Of The Moon is a disappointing misfire all around, but no matter-like so many other Netflix original films, it'll be reabsorbed into the streaming void soon enough.

September 26, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The film is never less than engaging, and it's just about always clever.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a slicker, more coherent and ultimately more thematically audacious film to be made from the disparate elements that make up In the Shadow of the Moon but what we have is a lovable mess nonetheless.

September 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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