Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

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Richard Linklater writes and directs this rotoscope animated coming-of-age story set in the suburbs of Houston, Texas in the summer of 1969, centred around the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Stars Jack Black (Jumanji: The Next Level) and Zachary Levi (Shazam!).

2022Rating: PG97 minsUSA, NetherlandsDetour Filmproduction
AnimatedComedyDrama

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Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood | Reviews

Richard Linklater’s lovely rumination on the moon landing is a time capsule, history lesson and fantasy-infused personal journal. An excellent companion to director Todd Douglas Miller’s terrific 2019 film Apollo 11.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood has its charms, but also prefers to talk at the audience.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

An essentially plotless but engaging and enriching recollection of childhood steeped in warmth, grace, honesty, and crystalline specificity.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Warmhearted and effervescent...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Apollo 10 ½ is more time capsule than space capsule, and too nostalgic by half.

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Paste

Paste

Where Apollo succeeds, it really succeeds. It’s a stylish meditation on childhood that isn’t afraid to indulge in all the sentimentality that goes along with that.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A sweetly effervescent string of Kodachrome memories from the filmmaker’s own childhood...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

If Apollo 10½ is undoubtedly an affectionate nostalgia-fest, it’s also a sneakily perverse reflection on the limitations of human remembrance...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Linklater makes his best movie since Boyhood with Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood, a charming animated dramedy...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It’s clearly a labour of love, a unique reflection on an unforgettable summer...

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

The film is a visual treat, capturing the time with real texture.

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Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood | Release Details

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Netflix.