Interstellar movie review - Aussieboyreviews


What gives us a connection between our hearts and Interstellar are its profound themes around family. This gift of a movie is Christopher Nolan’s science fiction gem.


In the future, the Earth becomes a disastrous and uninhabitable home for humanity, including for a former NASA pilot and his two children. He soon joins a team of explorers as they travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to find a new planet to ensure humanity’s survival.

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Movie details

Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, John Lithgow
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Release Date (Australia): 6 November 2014
Runtime: 169 minutes/2h 49m
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains science fiction themes including space travel, natural disasters and lengthy sequences that feature perilous situations. A man is implicitly killed in an explosion.

Violence (PG)

The film contains depictions of punching, scuffling and a man implicitly being killed in an explosion.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes infrequent use of the word “f**king”, in addition to multiple uses of the words “s**t”, “ass” and “son of a bitch”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for some intense perilous action and brief strong language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Christopher Nolan’s cinematic space exploration is held together by touching themes surrounding family and a father’s promise. Interstellar is definitely not the greatest movie of the entire year, although the screenwriting, visual effects, soundtrack personal development for the characters and score are each of maximum-level brilliance and rank it among most of the top-10s lists.

Written by brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, the film is set in a future where the Earth has become a disastrous and uninhabitable home for humanity. Matthew McConaughey plays a former NASA pilot and a father, who must leave his two children and join a team of explorers as they travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to find a new planet to ensure humanity’s survival.

Half of Interstellar’s substance is dedicated to planet and space exploration, promising some of Christopher Nolan’s best work, breathtaking visual effects, cinematography that’s just out of this world, and lots of science fictions. There’s a ton of fictional science aspects, and they blend very smoothly with the real science this movie delves into, making the fabricated elements feel incredibly real.

But the nearly-perfect Interstellar is just as much of a family drama as it is a sci-fi tale. While it’s incredibly interesting, very intense at times and knows how to entertain its audience, the second act is where the pacing gets mildly slow, before it picks right back up towards the film’s final 30 minutes. But throughout the whole film, it’s mainly the father-daughter dynamic that keeps you watching. Matthew McConaughey is funny, emotional and breaking in his role as Cooper, whilst the actresses who play the aging Murphy are equally as exceptional. The biggest hope is that by the end, the father and his children will reunite.

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