This is brilliantly crafted sci-fi at it's very best, using the setting and technology to muse over ideas of identity, memory, emotion and more while also providing increasing tension as things move to a conclusion you just hope will work out the way you want it to. Despite the other names listed in the cast here, this is all Sam Rockwell's show and he handles every moment magnificently.
Duncan Jones brilliantly fashions a fairly stand sci-fi set up into an intense and utterly absorbing psychodrama. Plunging through depths of self doubt, stricken paranoia and deathly panic, Sam Rockwell is almost casual in the way he captures the subtle shades of emotion but the effect is anything but. Gripping and absorbing, sci-fi as a doorway to the deepest existential dread.
I was utterly disappointed with this movie, maybe because of the 3.9 rating and very good critics. Anyway i didn´t find it claustrophobic, it had very bad acting moments, bad vfx and cgi, the twists timing were awful, the story makes no sense, and i didn´t care for the character. I just give it two stars because i still wanted to watch the end.
The plot, once all the twists are over with, is very, very, silly. That said the sense of paranoia in a science fiction setting it well done, and the film seems to be in dialogue with 2001 A Space Odyssey in a fun, genre savvy sort of way. Not a great film, but not a bad one either.
Dieser meist ruhig erzählte Film ist ein intensives Science-Fiction-Drama mit inspirierendem Charakter und ein sehr gelungenes Regie-Debüt von Duncan Jones. Geschichte, Optik und Sound passen hervorragend zu meinem Geschmack und gerade auch dieser Film hat seinen Teil dazu beigetragen, dass sich das Genre Science-Fiction wieder bei mir zu einem Liebling entwickelte. Ein intensiver Film! ... meint auch GERTY. :)
I rejected the whole premise of conscious clone slaves. The plot seemed too contrived. "Hey, there's a dude who looks just like me, he even sounds like me but fuck it there's no time for an existential crisis I'm going home in two weeks biatches".Deus Ex Machina GERTY. There's no attempt to even try to explore the deeper issues raised.
Brings very little originality to the table while borrowing far too much from the great work of others. When Lost River was released and everyone sneered it was a mash-up of other peoples' work - I remembered this. Essentially a lookbook of the director's favourite sci-fi films that deal with loneliness, humanity, artificial intelligence, and the colonization of space (among other things). I prefer HAL.
(...) Die klassischen philosophischen Fragen des Genres nach dem Ursprung der Existenz oder dem Willen künstlicher Intelligenz sind in Moon allerdings mit Vorsicht zu geniessen: Sie bleiben postmoderne Referenz an die Klassiker des Genres ohne Bedeutung für die Handlung. Fast alles in Jones Film verweist auf irgendetwas; wer Zitate sammeln wollte, müsste Moon noch einige Male durchstöbern (...)