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A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.Wikipedia

First Man Reviews

Rahul Desai
Film Companion


A Powerful, Masterfully Crafted Biopic That Dissects The Man On The MoonThere’s much to appreciate about the way director Damien Chazelle magnifies the journey of Neil Armstrong – a man who finds solace in telescopic emotions

Ryan Gosling's Film Sends Us Over the Moon...

Shalini Langer
Indian Express


It's Ryan Gosling himself whom Neil Armstrong may have approved of. Gosling also efficiently navigates the various roles expected of him.

Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times


Ryan Gosling takes one giant leap towards an Oscar in Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic...First Man movie review: Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle reunite after La La Land for one of the most thrilling films of the year. Expect Oscars from this Neil Armstrong biopic.

Deccan Chronicle Team
Deccan Chronicle


Since the film focuses mainly on Neil's family relationships, the moon mission feels secondary, and therefore it lacks lot of drama.

The overall result, despite being somewhat stodgy and purposefully solemn in parts, is a gritty, real, revelatory tale bracketed within a larger canvas that dovetails into its wide but coherent expanse a decade of US space missions and a multiplicity of narrative strands. Well served by a lead actor who allows the subject to subsume his starry personality, First Man has the craft and the class to be a befitting tribute to one of the most monumental moments in the history of space exploration.

Renuka Vyavahare
Times Of India


Some films stay with you for eternity. This one transports you to the moon and back and is as special and introspective as the man it intricately studies but rarely reveres. Brilliantly crafted and hypnotic from beginning to end, First Man is a stunning piece of work that leaves you thinking about it, way after it's over.

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DNA India


A masterclass in restrained filmmaking that should not be missed.



A slow, immersive character-driven film...Ryan Gosling gives a compelling performance as he slips into the shoes of the enigmatic and dispassionate Neil A. Armstrong

A giant Oscar-worthy leap for Damien Chazelle...

Audience Reviews for First Man

  • Aditya Parulekar
    Aditya Parulekar
    8 reviews

    It's not a movie made for the sole purpose of glorification or certification of the moon landing. It's meant to showcase Neil Armstrong and his life, and it does so extremely well. A well made and brilliantly acted thrilling drama.

    February 17, 19