Apollo 13

140 mins
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Ron Howard’s historical space drama nominated for nine Academy Awards (taking home two) follows the true story of the More

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Apollo 13 | Ratings & Reviews

"(An) entertaining, crisply professional film."

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News

"It chronicles one of the most dramatic of all spaceflights... and it does this in a way that's so authentic, so brilliant in its technical details, that it succeeds in putting us on that ship."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"From lift-off to splashdown, Apollo 13 gives one hell of a ride."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"The movie will happily repay multiple viewings."

USA TodayUSA Today

"(Apollo 13) may be handsome, earnest, well-acted and admirably executed, but it's hardly the heart-pounder Universal promised."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"It's easily Howard's best film."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone


Seattle Post-IntelligencerSeattle Post-Intelligencer

"Its tendency to mimic attitudes of bravery rather than effectively convey them allows a certain hollowness to sink into the inspirational moments."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"(A) meticulous but ultimately rather pedestrian drama..."

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"The film, despite its raggedness, is stirring."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"Proves that science history can be just as thrilling as science fiction."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"The film succeeds brilliantly at organising great gobs of information into powerful drama."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"Even if you know how it all turned out... this amazing journey is harrowing and exhilarating."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Ron Howard's pop-entertainment you-are-there space thriller is easily the most rousing film of the year..."

Seattle TimesSeattle Times

"(A) compelling look back at the most action-packed American space mission of all time."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"Engrossing account."


"Tom Hanks perfectly embodies white bread goodness as mission leader Jim Lovell and, while we may all know the ending, it's a tribute to Howard's no-frills, focused direction that the story remains undeniably gripping."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Where it scores is in subtly restating traditional notions of male heroism."

Time OutTime Out

"Playing the tough, commanding Jim Lovell is a substantial stretch for Mr. Hanks, but as usual his seeming ingenuousness overshadows all else about the role."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A powerful story, one of the year's best films, told with great clarity and remarkable technical detail."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"It may not be the best film of the year, but it's certainly made of the right stuff."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"A definite feel-good movie."


Apollo 13 | Details

Award winner
Best Sound and Editing, Academy Awards 1996; Best Special Effects and Production Design, BAFTA Awards 1996
PG, Coarse language
Adventure, Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin

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