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Apollo 13

2 Ratings: 2.5
A movie directed by Ron Howard

NASA's worst nightmare turned into one of the space agency's most heroic moments in 1970, when theApollo 13crew was forced to hobble home in a disabled capsule after an explosion seriously damaged the moon-bound spacecraft. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, … see full wiki

Director: Ron Howard
1 review about Apollo 13

Watch "From the Earth to the Moon" instead

  • Jul 22, 2009
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+1
This is a long movie, and it certainly seems like it. Perhaps its Tom Hank's typically low-energy acting, or just that the movie doesn't recreate the suspense over 30 years after the incident, but I just find it heard to sit through this movie. At times, it starts to seem like the Tom Hanks show.

If there is any redeeming factor to the movie, it's the fact that it later led to Tom Hank's From the Earth to the Moon television series, which is excellent. That series focuses on the entire Apollo program and has a great set of actors [the series includes an episode on Apollo 13, but it also isn't very good]. I would actually give Apollo 13 an extra star just for leading to that series. On its own, the movie just isn't very satisfying.

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