Tagline: The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself.
Synopsis: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. The long period of time alone however has resulted in him talking to himself for the most part, or to his plants. Direct communication with Earth is not possible due to a long-standing communication malfunction but he does get an occasional message from his wife Tess. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone. He also comes to realize that his world is not what he thought it was.
Round-up: J. Hoberman of The Village Voice embodies the bittersweet mood of most reviews of "Moon": Impressively pulled together on a modest budget, Moon has a strong lead and a valid phil... osophical premise but, despite Bell's fissured psyche, the drama is inert." In his lukewarm review of the film, The Hollywood Reporter's Duane Byrge notes, "Cloned smartly from trusted story forms, "Moon" converges a frontier saga with an escape mechanism." Not able to hold back on references to director Duncan Jones' father David Bowie, Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman admires Jones' direction, "Jones truly puts you on the moon; he does a technically imaginative job befitting the son of the man who fell to earth." Film Journal International's Chris Barsanti also praises Jones, "Jones' ability to craft a thoughtful and emotive piece of science fiction out of little more than a clever concept, a single set, and some not-too-convincing special effects is nothing to be ignored." Karina Longworth's Spout blog review of the film takes the film most seriously, regarding it "as a potential sci-fi game changer."