This film has been compared to 2001: A Space Odyssey. To say it is better, to me, is an exaggeration. If you want to say it is the best space movie since then, okay, I might agree, as long as we don’t include Aliens.
Having said that, this is a good film on several levels. The special effects are outstanding, supposedly no green screens were used. The acting is superb, especially Mackenzie Foy, who plays Murphy (Matthew McConaughey’s daughter) as a child. The depiction of relativity is a bit mind boggling, as it should be. But the real story here is the willingness of man to survive at any cost, even deception on a grand scale.
If there is one truth that the film leaves us with, it is that love, above all else, is the one thing that can conquer all. Not a bad message for the world we find ourselves in today.
This one gets four cigars.