Interstellar

 (81,978)8.62 h 49 min2014X-RayPG-13
From director Christopher Nolan (Inception) comes the story of ex-pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who must leave his family and Earth behind to lead an expedition beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
Directors
Christopher Nolan
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Matthew McConaugheyAnne HathawayJessica Chastain
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Science FictionAction
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Bill IrwinEllen BurstynMichael Caine
Producers
Emma ThomasChristopher NolanLynda ObstJordan GoldbergJake MyersKip ThorneThomas Tull
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Paramount Pictures
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Clay H.Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Because I love my children, I'm deleting this movie
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When I first watched Interstellar in the theater, I loved it because I'm a bit of a physics geek. I loved the dedication to getting the astrophysics right, and I was blind to the other messages being portrayed by the movie. Fast forward to sharing this with my children, and I have a very different perspective. Most of the movie is suspenseful, and asks tough questions of survival, but the end scene portraying those who survived shows the result of an unspoken genocide. In the end scene, we see a space station populated by white people happily farming and playing baseball, with not one person of color represented. That there is not a single person of color present implies that only people who were white made it into the space station, and everyone else was left behind on a doomed planet -- thus the unspoken genocide. I realize some people might say I'm being too sensitive because they see no problem -- telling me, after all, it is just a movie and you don't have to make everything about race. With those people, I'd have a discussion of how movies that are meant to spark scientific curiosity and inspire an adventurous spirit, yet only portray success for white people, leave those who are not white with a sense of being left out. People pick up on these subtle messages, even if only on a subconscious level, as if the movie is saying "see this future? see the people in it? ... it's not for you." That is the horrible power of these messages. These messages are subtle, and shout louder than words ever could. These messages are felt by children in places parents can't reach. I'm deleting this movie from my purchased videos because I can do better than showing my children these kind of messages.
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Melinda DeBirkReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This Physics Teacher's Dream Movie
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This is my favorite movie of all time, by far. I am an AP Physics teacher, engineer, and former NASA employee. This movie captured all of the wonder and majesty of interstellar travel. But even better, this movie is scientifically accurate (as far as we have knowledge). It began not with the Nolans, but with Kip Thorne, the Caltech astrophysicist and contemporary of Stephen Hawking, and a Hollywood producer friend of his. Kip wanted to make a movie that was scientifically accurate and inspired people to look into science. When the Nolans took over as writers and directors, Kip's one rule was that the movie couldn't break the laws of physics. That right there should tell you that this movie is special and deep.

And boy is it ever. BOY is it ever. As one who knows the physics of what's happening (and I recommend Kip's book "The Science of Interstellar" to further explain it), it's breath-taking. What would a worm-hole really look like? What would a black hole really look like? By the way, the digital arts team won an Oscar and were published in scientific journals for the first-ever accurate portrayal of a black hole. That alone is worth it. What happens with relativity as you approach a black hole? What would time look like as a physical dimension?

I also found the story very compelling: mankind a few generations from now, struggling to conquer the stars before their home planet loses its ability to support them, with all of the drama of families trapped on opposite ends of relativity and across solar systems with little to no hope. It was breath-taking.

For those who don't like it, it might simply be that the meaning and messages aren't all getting across. Isn't that the case in any movie though? Anyway, as one who understands the science happening, I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Thank you, Kip, for your vision and bringing this gem to us all.
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M. OrmandyReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing but complex and deep movie, stunning picture, amazing sound track.
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This is an amazing movie, and visually one of the very few TRUE 4K movies (film, effect, post-production all 4K or nearly 4K) out there. First, if you are not ready to sit down and put your mind into the movie, don't bother watching it. It's complex, and deep. It's about family, selflessness, sacrifice, and the amazing vastness of time and space. I would consider myself a technical person, and a reasonably intelligent person, but only after my third viewing (today, finally got the UHD Blu Ray and watched the third time) do I fully understand everything that was happening. About 3/4 of the way through the movie goes into some pretty crazy territory, but it actually all makes sense once you fully understand what is happening. Things like black holes and worm holes and the effects of gravity and velocity on time and how that would effect the travelers vs. those they left behind are intense subjects. Leaving a dying earth and a seemingly doomed family including young kids behind to have some shot at saving their future is an intense concept to me as a father. There is no way to quickly tell a story this deep or technical, and I can see how it just might be too much for many.

As far s the picture and sound, wow. First one negative, the voice tracks lack gain and is too quiet. On a TV it might not matter, but on a home theater, you will need to crank up the center channel a bit. And the bass / low frequencies are truly something to behold, the cleanest and most powerful I've ever heard on a movie soundtrack...I brought the sub-woofer down about 1.5 db. Once properly balanced, the sound track on this movie will absolutely amaze those with a good home theater system....it will rock you, and to me it surpassed movie theater sound by a good margin. Picture is simply stunning. Shot partly on 35 mm and partly on imax 70 mm, and then combined with 4k and 5.6k visual effects and a 4k digital intermediate, this is as good as it gets today. Unlike most "4K" movies that are really fake 4K, this is the real deal...no shortcuts. On my 70" 4k Samsung TV, it looked truly amazing.

For those of you complaining about the streaming version not impressing you, please understand something. If you want to see REAL 4k quality, get a 4k blu ray player. 4k streams are so compressed and lossy compared to a UHD Blu Ray it's like night and day. Streaming may be the future, but it is not the present, at least not in 4k (and I'm an avid cord-cutter to boot). Neither providers or end users have the bandwidth to process a true UHD Blu Ray quality stream at this time, period, end of story. "4k" streams are a JOKE compared to UHD Blu Ray, and a bad joke at that. LG now has $100 UHD Blu Ray players, and it's worth every penny, so consider one if video quality is super important to you your family as it is mine.

For someone who has nearly 3 hours to devote to a pretty intense movie with some of the most amazing video and sound you have every encountered, it's well worth the time. For those wanting something light-hearted and quick-paced, look elsewhere.
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myName ?Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dont Let The Most Popular Review Fool You
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This was a great movie and one of my favorites hands down. If you are a fan of space and astrophysics or just science in general then this is the movie for you. Hans Zimmer also did a great job at helping make this movie stand out from any other with his musical talent.

In regards to there being no people of color (as stated in the most popular review on this)...

SPOILER AHEAD

Yes, there are people of color. The man that is walking with Matthew McConaughey at the end on the space station is Indian. The actor was born and raised in India. You can also see a couple of people of color in the hangar bay when McConaughey looks into it. There was no offscreen genocide where white people were the only ones who made it.
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BK CinReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
4K Blu-Ray review
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This review is focused on the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-Ray disc and not so much the movie itself. Movie viewed on 65" LG OLED C6P using an Oppo 203 Ultra HD Player.

The set comes in a nice 3-disc set (with the 4K, 1080p and blu-ray special features discs) along with a slipcover and digital copy. One gripe about these releases are that despite being 3-disc sets, they come in 2-disc cases (with discs stacked).

Overall.. I thought MOST of the movie looked great! Very impressive, very clean and very sharp. Probably one of the best looking 4K discs in the current Nolan collection. Where it does fall apart are in space (go figure!). These films have artificially raised the black levels, meaning Black is actually a more "dark grey". On an OLED TV where Black is actually Black (and space content SHOULD look amazing) you instead see a grey backlighting almost like an LCD TV. Aside from that, it looks great though.

Like the other titles, no Atmos on this release, just DTS-HD-MA 5.1 audio.

Overall, a great upgrade over the Blu-Ray. Not quite perfect, but very close! If you want perfect, check out Dunkirk on 4k!
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sixthreezyReviewed in the United States on March 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Interstellar - Travel Your Mind
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Let me just start by saying that it's absolutely insane that one man has directed this movie, Inception, The Dark Knight, Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and many more. The first three in the list are movies of a lifetime, and Interstellar may be his best movie by far which is another insane point within itself. But what Interstellar manages to accomplish in a bit over 2 hours is completely stunning. This movie tackles concepts so heavy and dense with grace that I quite simply believe Christopher Nolan is the only one capable of telling stories like this.

It feels like a Christopher Nolan movie in every way, how it's shot and the emotional draw of the characters. Everything about it feels very Nolan-esque, except the fact that we're talking about space this time. We've done Earth in many variations, magic and evil, but we haven't gone to this frontier. I'm amazed at how much story is packed into this movie, and it's a testament to the actors involved that carry this film on their shoulders as much as Nolan. He works with a similar cast in most of his movies and always sticks with those he knows.

Matthew McConaughey is a newcomer to the group and does he ever radiate the everyman's persona from the screen. Stuck tending to a dust-riddled farm in a future with little hope for human survival, caring for his two kids and their grandfather. He is thrust into an opportunity to travel to space and save mankind from itself by verifying living conditions on other potential planets. Quickly it devolves into a tale of love and time, existence of man in a universe incomprehensibly large.

Anne Hathaway does phenomenal as his main costar in the film, and a really great extended cameo from Matt Damon who is not playing The Martian this time around. SO many great actors are riddled throughout this film and they shoot in so many cool locations that make this film so stark and harsh. Seeing them land on planets and deal with the conditions they're in are breathtaking, and the use of the large props and real crafted ships makes all the difference. I cannot recommend enough to watch Inside Interstellar and all of the featurettes on the Special Features disc.

The other feature is called the Science of Interstellar which is about an hour in length and narrated by McConaughey. It talks about how Nolan and his team incorporated a lot of the real gravitational science and studies in their movie. They wanted to create a story that tried to the answer the question of where evolution is going to take mankind next, and they focused on interstellar travel. Kip Thorne was an Executive Producer on this movie who is the man behind all of the math and science. It's brilliant stuff and humbling honestly to listen to someone as smart as this guy talk about how wormholes, black holes, and space/time work according to these scientific findings.

Overall, this is a movie that is a grand experience. From score to scenery, everything in this movie is locked in. Christopher Nolan has on his hands perhaps the third perfect film in his belt, which is incredible considering he should be making movies for years to come. With permission to do whatever he wants, hopefully we can get more stories that explore the existence of humanity and really make us think reasonably and logically about what's next. What an incredible movie that deserves to be watched by every human being...

Case came in perfect condition with a really colorful, awesome slipcover. 4K, Blu-ray, and digital copies were all included.
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S. McLaneReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Smartest movie in a long time
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For those of you who are not able to comprehend string theory, black hole singularities and wormholes....don't watch this movie.

If you like and understand and/or wish to understand science and science theories this movie is for you. Not all concepts in this movie are proven yet, but the basis of it's story is possibly predictable and unequivocally awesome.

This story is about the survival of humanity as a whole. It has an emotional element to it with the father-daughter relationship (which is heart-wrenching at times) that brings it more into a digestible status than just an outer space theory based documentary.

Watch it, enjoy it, and appreciate that we are not quite there yet on a mass exodus from this rock.....
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A review written by a normal person with normal expectations.
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Before I get started let me add this disclaimer: I watch movies to be entertained. I don't watch movies looking for flaws in production or with the hopes of pointing out every false statement or fact. When I watch a movie I don't care if it's not 100% realistic. This doesn't mean that I enjoy movies that are complete horse crap but I watch them for fun not as a job or hobby so any and all things mentioned below are solely the opinions of someone watching a movie for enjoyment.

It's 4/2/2017. I've had the ability to watch this movie on Prime for a long time now but never bothered, I just didn't think I was interested in it. Tonight/this morning I decided I wanted to watch a movie and, for whatever reason, I finally decided to watch Interstellar. I generally prefer medieval/fantasy movies with lots of action but sometimes the part of me that loves Star Wars decides on si-fi and I decide to find something to watch. Since I didn't quite feel like renting Arrival this won. I've never regretted not seeing a movie sooner until today. This movie was beautifully written and acted with enough things to blow your mind without overdoing it. The effects are astounding and awe inspiring; nothing short of breathtaking. The story is investing but not in the way you quite expect. If you're a Prime customer I can think of absolutely no reason to not watch this the next chance you have and if you're not I would HIGHLY suggest renting it for a night in. Don't expect a lot of action because there's just enough at the perfect points to keep you interested but instead this movie sucks you in with the suspense and intrigue and that's what ultimately keeps you going.
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