In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

A detective becomes obsessed with a series of murders that seem beyond explanation, along with the sudden reappearance of one of the victims, in this Netflix psychological thriller.

In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Lockhart's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. 

2019115 minsUSA
CrimeScience FictionThriller
Director:
Jim Mickle ('Cold in July', 'We Are What We Are', 'Stake Land')
Writer:
Geoffrey TockGregory Weidman
Cast:
Boyd HolbrookMichael C. HallCleopatra ColemanBokeem Woodbine

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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

In The Shadow Of The Moon is a disappointing misfire all around, but no matter-like so many other Netflix original films, it'll be reabsorbed into the streaming void soon enough.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film is never less than engaging, and it's just about always clever.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There's a slicker, more coherent and ultimately more thematically audacious film to be made from the disparate elements that make up In the Shadow of the Moon but what we have is a lovable mess nonetheless.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's certainly an imaginative concept for a detective story, but the storyline gets so convoluted and baroque that unintentional humor sets in.

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Variety

Variety

A police thriller powered by a "head-spinning" sci-fi twist that's revealed so gradually you'll feel older by the time the movie ends.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This is an appealingly polished thriller, with something modest but profound to say about how selfish choices can ripple across decades.

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