Plot: Astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) navigates losses in his personal and professional life on the way to his historic 1969 moon landing.
Director: Damien Chazelle
2 hours, 21 minutes Rating: PG-13
Upside: It’s a stunning technical achievement that conveys the danger and majesty of space travel.
Downside: Gosling takes a laconic approach with his reserved hero, which makes it harder to connect with the iconic figure.
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