Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: July 3, 2009 (limited)
DVD: January 12, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.85
based on 77 votes and 19 reviews
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Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Benedict Wong, Malcolm Stewart, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario


Nearing the end of a three-year contract with Lunar Industries, Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is counting the days until his return to Earth. The lone occupant of a lunar mining base, Sam monitors the tractors that harvest the moon's surface for helium energy. Buoyed by sporadic transmissions from his wife and young daughter, he combats monotony and isolation by tending to plants, continuing his predecessor's woodcraft project, and interacting with the station's robotic computer, Gerty.

But Sam is beginning to unravel mentally. After a hallucination causes him to crash his lunar rover, he wakes up in the sick bay and soon realizes that his life at the base is not what it seems.

Director: Duncan Jones
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Stuart Fenegan, Trudie Styler
Screenplay: Nathan Parker
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  • 3 stars "The story keeps teasing a big reveal that is pretty obvious early on. The visuals are quite striking. As far as the cesspool that is sci-fi, this rates quite high, but measured against all cinema, pretty boring and aimless, and it thinks its a lot more clever than it is."
  • 3 stars "very good movie....Sam Rockwell rocks!!!"
  • 5 stars "Excellent movie with great acting"