First Man (2018) - Biography, Drama, History

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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.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy
Length: 141 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 327 out of 1000 found boring (32.7%)

One-line Reviews (930)

Slow, lots of camera shake .

Dul dull dull dull dulll .

I suggest you do not spend your money to pay for a ticket of this movie, boring in such a way that my friend has slept in the first half an hour.

Boring bad moovie .

Script is not very exiting, it makes Neil Armstrong look like a boring man.

The characters were so dull unfortunately.

It's a slow movie and a bored one.

So boring, we both fell asleep .

Watching this film bored me to no end.

If you cut out the space scenes it is a boring lifetime movie.

Could this movie be more boring ??!?.

It's a really enjoyable movie.

Boring movie and just depressing

Created using using computer-generated imagery, these aspects made for some breathtaking moments.

The music was occasionally intrusive, and some scenes teetered on the edge of sentimentality.

Good, but boring and depressive.

First Man is a straightforwardly dull biographical film, that I couldn't relate to.

Damien Chazelle does a fine job making First Man visually appealing, the scene on the moon that is ever so brief is stunning, the musical score by Justin Hurwitz soothing, the production deisgn and cienmtogprhjy eye-catching at times.

Boring, revisionistic, inaccurate...

I watched the movie in IMAX which helped make the presentation very intense.

But just let you now, sometimes movie goes slowly.

In the several overwhelming test flights to the ultimate climax we are met with stellar sound design, culminating the loud launches and crashes with unexpected silence is almost entrancing.

This movie is a intense portrait of Armstrong, his family, close friends and colleagues.

While the last hour of this 140-minute movie is absolutely riveting, it runs a tad too long in establishing the familiar historical environment, down to using 78 RPM records, and then the song "500 Miles".

The historic integrity and realism of experiencing the Gemini and Apollo missions from the astronauts' perspectives and a bit of their families really made this enjoyable.

A guy in our theater fell asleep and was snoring loudly through most of the second half.

Unfortunately, all you get is a flat performance from Gosling that teaches the audience nothing about the man he portrays, claustrophobic direction that fails to put anything into context, and a story that should be rousing and heroic rendered completely flat and lacking any emotion.

And more intriguing his Ryan's decision to use a naturalistic approach to his directing reminiscent of Lars von Trier's sci fi drama Melancholia (2011).

One of the most boring movie for the most exciting event ever made by man.

Emotionally powerful with breathtaking set pieces.

Awful, slow, gloomy .

When one chooses to make a film about real people and real events, it is important to not only get the most critical details of those actions correct, without omitting the most poignant, but also to determine how to translate those events into an entertaining narrative.

Tell an exciting story about an exciting guy!

I found it compelling watching every nuance of their performance up close.

Being the first human to walk on the moon was the most fascinating and exhilarating subject possible but they made it all seem rather dull and irrelevant.

Sad that a story of a great man was in the hands of self indulgent filmmakers .

With the rest of the film being so straightforwardly dull and told with documentary style accuracy, this doesn't stand out as fabricated?

Foy and Gosling are engrossing together on screen, his compartmentalised pain clashing against her unwillingness to let him slip away quietly.

Languid pacing, shaky cam, forgettable melodramatic Oscar push .

This automatically escalates the already intense flight sequences because the audience is now thinking about Armstrong's family just as he would have been during those sequences.

«First Man» is a bad, dull, overlong and propaganda illustration of NASA official reports, that were adorned (with no good results) with technical data, a big dose of Biopic 101, a bit of fairy tale and too much domestic/jingoist melodrama.

I thought a lot of scenes were way overdramatized, not scientifically accurate, not enough good information about the space program, and the movie was way too long or should I say slow.

It's the only thing about the film that comes close to being rousing, and it deserves a better movie.

Damien Chazelle follows up La La Land with a breathtaking opening sequence of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) as test pilot.

Dull as toast .

There were also some pacing issues throughout the film where it was a little slow without building on the story or characters.

This movie left me feeling disengaged and bored too.

But there is still a large chunk of a 141-minute movie getting close to boredom by failing to engage me in its narrative or characters.

About the film, I find it extremely slow to see and too much claustrophobic.

Also, some aircraft scenes were too internal and stagnant to be exciting which is a disappointment as director Damien Chazelle did such brilliant work on "La La Land" a couple of years ago.

This film was dark, depressing and boring.

The vast empty space surrounding the shuttle in certain scenes brings a strange beauty to the serene void confirming why Armstrong and many others were allured by the mission.

Ryan Gosling is the most boring, unintesesting actor who consrantly gets cast as boring and uninteresting roles.. either he is brilliant at his job or just boring and uninteresting.


Overall Boring and Lacking .

There was nothing mundane, tedious or remotely boring about it or the amazing people who pulled it off.

The only criticism I have was the dull color tone of the movie and the feeling that some of the scenes seemed to be filmed with a hand held camera.

It was so boring.

This movie has its flaws, like a really slow first act.

The "family" of astronauts is touched on but again all too intense and I agree with one user who said it was all a bit sombre and miserable.

Neil Armstrong didn't come across as a very nice character, a bit boring really, bit like the film.

There wasn't a single character that was interesting , that lite up the screen.. all pretty drab.

but the movie is boring as hell...

Damien Chazelle succeed in leading the whole film flawlessly, brilliantly executing and controlling every single framework, leaving me with feeling of authenticity and real breathtaking scenes.

Besides, the film did feel far too long in my opinion.

Over much of the film it is glacially slow.

The attempt to be very intense and maybe (given a revealing tragedy) intimate (?

It reminds me of a horror movie because being a pioneer can be scary; space is unpredictable and it was amazing that it was done given their conditions.

he showed it from the eyes of Neil.. i wanted to watch more.. but i walked out.. went home and watched gravity again..

This really was an incredibly tedious snooze fest.

Good story but too slow and too long.

too confusing and very slow.

This has to be the slowest movie of the past 20 years.

Real boring.

Everything from the writing to the cinematography to the sound design and score are as compelling as they are precise.

and it's compelling.

As in Whiplash, its an intense two hander between these two people, there just happens to be the most famous story in history happening at the same time.

The slow and washed out scenario makes things even worse.

Good, well made but simply dull.

From the first ten minutes I was bored.

However, I was sitting on the edge of my seat.

This movie was great and very entertaining.

He should get a razzie award for that performance cause it was slower than sling blade eating taters.

I just found it boring and wasn't what I thought it would be.

It deserved a much grander and exciting telling.

So freaking boring sorry, even the sad parts.

You could practically sense Chazelle himself living and breathing in every frame of Whiplash and La La Land - two films that were, on the surface, quite different, but which married complex character work with intense musicality to quite remarkable effect.

Played by Ryan Gosling, the biopic is a slow burner that if follows the routine event-by-event procedure, does so with sections of precursors skillfully mixed in that keeps the narrative of the movie going along.

The story however focuses too much on the family life on Neil Armstrong, played by an emotionless, boring, and cold Ryan Gosling.

First Man is a disjointed mess with no clear objective other than to prove to the world that no one is perfect.

Moreover, the visuals were stunning.

Inaccurate and boring.

Consequently Neil Armstrong comes across as a self involved and unlikeable individualnost of the characters wer one dimensional and uninteresting.

I have, for many years, had a fascination with space and the race to do everything first and have eagerly devoured any new film which covers the events of those exciting, nerve wracking, explorative times.

How can something so exciting be made so dull?.

Boring .

Abridged, superficial, self-indulgent and shallow.

The photography was breathtaking.

I found that part of film slow, boring and a tad pointless.

He twists the entire story to tell a tale that is conflated, confused, ubsurd and downright boring.

Many of the scenes are breathtaking.

First man is a long, boring and uneventful movie that doesn't know what it wants to be.

It is overly long and often boring, and in the end it culminates in an unsatisfying ending that leaves you guessing what emotions Armstrong and his wife were trying to portray.

Exciting and thrillling .

I fell asleep after 15 minutes.

So, in order for "First Man" to tell an original or engaging story, it would seem to have to find an angle, whether that be cultural or character-based.

The plot was super slow and not as enthusiastic as I would've expected.

The dialogue is almost non existent, and most of the characters flat and devoid of interest, most of all- the character of Neil Armstrong which is portrayed as a joyless dull man.

Kinda slow .

Gosling is very good as a really boring man: he has enough charisma to make that work which then allows Claire Foy to steal the entire film with every steely raise of her eyebrow.

and when it did come back, it felt contrived and somewhat cheesy.

Truthfully, the movie is very slow (so much so that I dozed off at one point).

It's testament to Chazelle's immense talent that the entire climactic sequence, all 30 minutes of it, is suspenseful, poignant and breathtaking, despite the outcome being known in advance.

It's an emotionally dark movie, draining, and did I mention BORING!?

"First Man" launched with spectacular glory towards the stars with you along for this intense ride of a lifetime.

How can they make landing on the moon for the first time boring?!.....

Full off historical mistakes and dull, plodding pace.

Depressing and boring .

From a cinematic perspective, Chazelle seems obsessive in his constant use of closeups for even mundane moments and downright abusive in his use of "shaky shots" during moments of physical trauma.

Motivated by its theatrical trailer (and some of the positive reviews here on IMDb), I saw First Man the weekend it opened, and I enjoyed it overall.

But the gaps between the good stuff are really long and a bit dull.

Accordingly, the celestial wonder, assisted by Paul Lambert's crisp visual effects and Justin Hurwitz's delicate and heart-pumping score, gets isolated to just the breathtaking Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 sequences.

If the subject matter interests you enough, or if you're into slow brooding introspective movies- as long as you know what you're getting you self into, you could give this movie a go.

I can't label this film as bad precisely, but really boring and slow, very uninteresting in all possible ways, an awful cinematic experience.

Boring :( .

Boring Claptrap .

A bit slow paced, overly melodramatic mid section, poor acting and that dreadfully overused camera-shake that just did not work.

I even fell asleep in the last 5 minutes!!!

Terribly slow and boring .

An emotional journey with a stunning direction.

If you cut out the at home scenes it is a disjointed documentary.

Boring .

Awfully boring, lack of action, and the family dynamic doesn't make me apathetic to their plights.

This is the worst movie I saw in 10 years .

Few scenes are exciting by mostly the soundtrack.

This movie is tedious and melodramatic.

Easily the Most Boring film of 2018 .

I had heard opinions ranging from "Oscar favourite" to "overrated and boring" on First Man when I walked into the theatre.

Watching the scenes on the moon, with total silence falling across the cinema as the vacuum of space shut out all sound, I was brought back to times like my first viewing of Star Wars; sat on the edge of my seat, grinning.

The biggest problem of the movie is the script, which is pretty bland and cold and typical.

That's why I'm guessing the slow paced and failure to intrigue me is due to the team behind the camera.

Meanwhile, on the ground, the annoying shaky camera continued, but the acting was very cliche and performed, especially by Neil's annoying wife.

There is even a couple of crash-zooms to people sitting at a desk, bored.

The moon landing sequence and following shots on the moon are absolutely gripping, and in IMAX, blew my mind.

Boring movie, too boring to watch even doraemon is better

Stunning .

That makes this film so much more engaging and emotionally illuminating than the abstractions of Kubrick's 2001.

I seriously fell asleep after 40min.

The space scenes were visually and audibly stunning.

Boring boring boring .

Save your money and wait for hit to hit the internet.

Was excited to watch this but found the movie boring and uninteresting.

Coming off of one of the most colorful and exuberant films of the last decade with La La Land, Damien Chazelle made a grim, colorless, and just plain dull film with First Man.

Such a beautiful score and the scene when Neil steps out on the moon is just breathtaking.

As far as the story goes, it felt incredibly slow and distanced.

Given that, hopefully, the theoretical reason that director Damien Chazelle, actor Ryan Gosling and their production team chose to make the movie, was because Neil Armstrong was such an interesting, likable character and his story so compelling that a big audience would want to see it and learn more about him.

Mind blowing.

All the camera kept doing, was zooming into closeups of his inexpressive, boring, almost zombie-like face.

However the dark & dreary way he portrayed that period in history was totally out of touch with the reality of those times.

This movie was good but not great and considering chazelle's past work:whiplash(one of my favorite movies of all time)and la la land(love it as well)this was a bit of a disappointment,i do know he didnt wrote this one and it is a shame because i think he is a great writer who could have give more life to the proyect,the movie has a great soundtrack and photography and goslin's performance is as good as always,foy's performance is on of the best things in the movie,the only problem i have with the movie is that it is a little bit tedious from time to time and it didnt have to be this way especially since chazelle's previous work managed to be entretainging and unique at the same time,8/10.

The feeling we get whenever he's inside a spacecraft, everything shaking and loud, the claustrophobic sensations, are all very immersive, scary and deliver a great deal of adrenaline and suspense.

Miscast, poorly directed slow moving story about Neil Armstrong I would like to have my time back that was wasted seeing this abortion of a historical movie A sweeping story that was ruined by revisionist direction Watch the Series From Earth to Moon the Right Stuff or Apollo 13 Don't waste your time or money on this drivel

Ignore what critics Are saying- it's a snooze fest!

I'm not discussing how important (or completely not) her role was, I'm pointing out reason people call this film - boring.

Intensive and exciting interpretation .

Don't waste your time on this.

It is a new and certain way to deal with a insomnia.

One small spoiler: Tranquility Base is breathtaking!

Slow and glad I saw this for free .

Seeing these scenes on a large scale format such as IMAX or a sound-rich environment is a pure cinematic treat and by the time Chazelle arrives at the moon and the audience sits in silence, immersed and captivated by the gravitas and artistic brilliance on display, you understand that what you're apart of as an audience member is one of those rare movie going experiences that becomes something more than just entertainment, this is something truly special and an experience you won't soon forget.

I will preface my review by saying I love Drama and intense in-depth movies that most people find boring.

Final Say -Some may be disappointed to find out that a film about Armstrong and the moon landing is a more intimate affair but seeing First Man on the biggest screen available is a transformative cinematic experience, as Chazelle's stunning cinematic spectacle is a grand and unforgettable example of movie magic.

Overall decent movie, just rather forgettable and dull.

When this stone-faced dialogue or long silences are "enhanced" with shaky-cam, it becomes a tedious experience to watch.

In an attempt to make an intense film they have overdone the sound/visual effects with respect to the rocket launches.

Stunning .

I still say if your looking for a drama about a wife dealing with a man who can't deal with a daughter death whule bits of man working for nasa who lands on te moon, go for ir, this is your movie, if your looking the HBO series from the late 90s from the earth to the moon, this isnt your film and that series does a much better job much of tells the story of NASA mission to the moon and all the apollo missions and it's more enjoyable to me.

From a technical point of view, the sound editing is stunning, and makes you feel real.

If you are looking for some fast paced film with lots of action then it wouldn't be a movie about Neil Armstrong he wasn't like that in real life.

It's fascinating, thrilling, thought provoking, and showcases another side of history that even when we succeed, we always need to be ready to fail so that we learn from it and not repeat those mistakes.

However, it dragged on and was very dry, reminiscent of A Thin Red Line.

I would have tightened the thing up in editing, as I was getting bored trying to get into it.

This film is actually in a weird way not for everyone, its slow, methodical and only a small percentage of the film is actually in space.

Slow and depressing movie .

The visuals are stunning, and I do like the (mostly) first person point of view which adds immediacy.

Like many others I found this movie wooden and boring.

Despite it's slow pace it's gripping from the start to the finish.

Mostly interested in the subjective feelings experienced by Armstrong during space travel on the one hand and the human cost to his family on the other this is a gripping portrayal of man who loses himself to impossible work to hide his grief.

Entertaining - failedMovie goers are likely to leave the movie feeling quite flat.

There is lots of slow stone-face dialogue, that was quite opposite that I was expecting of a film like this.

It's just that you'll have to prepare for 2 hours of mostly wonderful imagery with no plot attached to it.


The movie drags with a dark amateur documentary tone until it drops over the line to simply boring.

I would say the most fascinating period of technological advancement in the history of man.

We got bored and turned it off.

I really liked the idea and I kinda liked the movie but I found it to be disjointed and slow......

Left the theater feeling like I wished I had gone home to see Apollo 13 for the 28th time.

Slow, confused, very long .

All I can say it was boring boring boring, and rather depressing.

Dont waste your time with this mess.

Action shots during the launches etc held for far too long.

I enjoyed it thoroughly and strongly recommend it.

In agreement with many reviewers here on what I did see -- slow moving and somewhat listless, with way too many extreme close-ups.

In its documentary feel, utterly realistic depiction of the early days of the space programme with meticulous attention to details, in making something we've all heard of look somewhat new and even unpredictable.

Tense exciting documentary drama, based on actual events.

The exciting story of reaching another planet was a long drawn out boring affair.

Don't waste your time on this flick!

Eventhough it was one of the most exciting moments in history.


This movie depicts one of the most formative events in modern history, when man entered the space age and turned it into a long slow process and dismissing the man with the epic quote for the first landing on another terrestrial body as slow and dysfunctional individual.

It's also much longer, slower moving, and outcomes are rarely ever in doubt and never culminate in exciting climactic sequences.

Visually it was really good and some of the intense scenes sounded amazing.

Snooze fest.

Otherwise, strap yourself in for one long, boring ride with lots of faces, faces, faces and more faces while your eyes strain to focus on constantly slightly moving images.

However, despite the magisterial last 30 minutes, and some sporadically well-handled moments, First Man is underwhelming, and, for long portions, interminably dull.

Slow and disappointing .

As boring as an episode of some fake 'reality-tv' show and totally overhyped.

The tone in every scene is dictated by Chazelle's choices of how this story should be told with his crew and by the choice to deconstruct and humanize the legend, even if it means a slower pace, instead of just showing what he did.

Its slow, boring, and even when he lands on the moon then make it a depressing feel.

Slow, Boring and a Bit Depressing .

An intense reflection on one man's journey to the moon.

So many scenes of him thinking, staring, not talking, being distant, thoughtful, and just plain boring.

This may be in part due to the drab and monotone performances of leads Gosling and Foy, presenting the viewer with a more diluted version of the all so refined Gosling we saw in Drive.

So realistic made it turns boring .

Tedious, uninvolving and a terrible slog.

Boring .

First man:Prologue's pace was fast in a good way, but at parts it got slow.

The biggest surprise of this experience (because it is, indeed, a cinematic experience) is that I didn't feel bored, even though I do think the film is too long.

The handheld camera thing is so tiresome, it should be put to bed NOW.

This film for me kicks of the incredibly exciting awards season with technological fashion even if the story isn't as compelling as reviewed.

A complaint I've seen is that the plot gets un-engaging by the middle act.

It delivers perfectly by giving me these moments of pure joy, excitement and rushes of adrenaline.

It is one of the most intense experiences I have ever had while watching a movie.

I have read an awful lot on both the American and Russian Space missions of the era, both factual accounts and novels that draw from that exciting period of human exploration; including the book First Man.

Great acting and directing, albeit a tad formulaic.

I found myself bored and falling asleep.

This is a slow moving, boring, humorless look at the 1960's moon-landing project.

I expect more than from damian chazel as great director but this movie is very boring and I slept in cinema.

Directing, screenplay and historical references make the movie very interest and enjoyable.

OMG it was so boring .

" This is so focused on Neil, however, that the only other vital part here is his wife, Janet, as played by Claire Foy, who marks the right balance between expressing what her husband won't, or compelling him to, and without being reduced to a stereotypically tempestuous housewife.

boring movie .

You hear every rivet creak and every panel of the hull groan under the intense pressure.

So, if you are in the mood for a popcorn spectacle on a boring night skip this.

True it's a bit by the numbers, with a solid dose of Hollywood tropes, but it's gripping and fun.

Worst movie I've seen in a while.

Don't get me wrong, It's a sad story behind it but I thought the movie was made very depressing and boring.

Soooo slow and boring .

Don't waste your time if you haven't already.

Visceral, Stunning, and Memorable .

It took four day to land on the moon this movie felt like 6 zzzzzzz

There was nothing stopping Universal Pictures, including Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, from throwing in an extra 100 million bucks to make this film an action packed white-knuckle crowd pleaser.

First Man is truly breathtaking and powerful.

Both my wife and I fell asleep SEVERAL times while trying to watch this.

Too long and boring .

It was really intense!

First Boring Man .

While the segments set in outer space help to define the film's three-act structure, following Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) from test pilot to Gemini VIII to Apollo 11, they are the breathtaking set pieces that give this movie its strength.

Flag waving American propaganda .

I left early because I already knew how it ended.

The movie was also too boring!

The movie is slow and introverted, exactly like its subject.

The movie is confusing with unimportant details and scenes from his life, the thrilling factor the story should have been based on was almost zero in the film even when it came to the event of landing on the moon that the whole movie was setting up to was completely boring.

See any other movie than this, don't waste your money or time.

Neil Armstrong almost certainly had to be focussed, driven and probably a bit anti-social in order to get onto the moon program in the first place,but to portray him, as this director does, to be a dull guy who could certainly do with some continued grief therapy is a big error.

I was looking forward to this film but apart from the opening 5 mins it is a boring disappointment.

First Man tries hard to be about more than just Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, but the harsh reality is the only intriguing scene is when we actually see Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin land in the moon.

Script is boring, pacing is boring, acting is incredibly boring, everyone lookin so emotionless and melancholic all the time, zero chemistry between actors, shaky camera, boring boring boring.

Also, I get the tragedy of the death of Armstrong's young daughter, and the stresses this and the very nature of his career put on his wife and family life; but they've taken a 9 year segment of the most daring technological, and human achievement in human history, and made it slow, ponderous and boring.

Boring .

But this movie was paced very slow, and I didn't feel connected to any of the characters.

Incredibly boring.


the detail in the scenes and effort to make it look classic was awe inspiring.

Armstrong, portrayed as a quiet, soft-spoken and determined man of science, isn't depicted in any interesting or engaging fashion, which could be due to Gosling's boring, nuance-less portrayal.

It's a bit long and slow to start, but the family drama on display is compelling and offers an unique perspective on the effects of the space race.

I worry that in the years to come many will remember the film's unflattering characterization of Neil Armstrong rather than the warm, engaging person he in reality was.


I wish I could say more about this movie, but for me it ties the record with 'The Road' as one of the most boring movies I have ever seen.

Long winded and boring.

This movie is a waste of time and solely focused on very narrow and negative moments.

It's visually stunning, my geek-heart was bouncing like never before.

Very slow & boring .

This role had to have bored him and the rest of the cast to tears.

The film was very boring.

Ingeniously directed, deftly scripted, exquisitely photographed, immaculately edited, strongly acted & evocatively scored, this powerfully melancholic, emotionally resonant & thoroughly engrossing account of Neil Armstrong's journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon is an undeniably impressive technical & storytelling feat that's accomplished enough to cement its spot amongst the best films of the year, and marks the third consecutive masterpiece from the immeasurably talented filmmaker.

One man in the audience actually left the theater in the middle of the movie with the loud comment: "What a crap movie this is!

A good documentary on Neil Armstrong but a dull film about the greatest single achievement in all human history.

don't waste your time trying to waste this sleepfest.

One of the most boring films I've ever seen.

The whole cinema was on the edge of their seat and it was completely silent through out the whole movie.

It shows how the untimely death of his daughter clearly had a massive impact on the man, just as the death of others in the program did, Yes there is the view that blowing the hell out of everything would make it "better" somehow, but life is more mundane than that.

The problem with this movie: IT IS BORING.

And the boredom continued.

Movie was quite boring.

I get that American cinema is all about reflecting and focusing on the dark at the moment, but my god it's a tedious and humorless film watch.

In my opinion the film balances and contextualises the personal and human side expertly with the more technical and scientific elements that make the story of the achievements and hardships of the initial tests and eventual moon landing so extraordinary and compelling.

Dull, too long and ultimately a poor reflection on one of the century's defining if completely crazy accomplishments.

But this film is so boring and slow that you spend most of the film saying "get on with it".

Chazelle doesn't amplify faults or heroism to histrionic levels, neither does he engage in the kind of reductive moral absolutism and offensive simplification (bordering on propaganda) that blighted a film like American Sniper.

Another snooze fest from ryan gosling.. So yeah, i guess i got a ton of spoilers - blank stares from rGosling all over the place.. Whatever little excitement i had left for the film was drained by the sappy love story.. Nope.

It paints us an empty and soulless picture of the Apollo missions and of those involved.

But the low key, slow storytelling just made it boring.

Boring .

It felt genuine but left me bored .

The intro got you right on the edge of your chair and gives you a good view of how it would have been to be a test pilot in those years.

The Farthest (2017 documentary about the voyager missions) is far far more exciting, and that's a documentary.

.. That 1 minute, much much more boring then whloe Blindness (2008) movie.

Long, boring, waste of time .

such as Gay rights, insurance for all and immigration was just silly Hollywood propaganda.

Unfortunately they picked the boring angle.

Slow, boring, tedious and extremely laboured...

And it's horribly boring to watch.

Biopic storytelling done right, First Man elevates above genre clichés to deliver a riveting domestic drama amongst a back drop of stunning space set-pieces.

The movie was quite boring otherwise, not even Ryan Gosling could save this film.


First Man is incredibly worth the watch.

Words cannot describe how masterful but at the same time gripping and immersive this film is.

It's too heavy and slow.

I don't know if it's the genuine life of Neil Armstrong, but it was boring to death especially the part with his family, dialogues will make you fall asleep.

Boring and oh so slow ...

A true great story but the movie was just sequence events and what make this more boring is the stuff specially Ryan Gosling, briefly A this should stay as documentary rather than to acting.

Damien Chazelle could have learned from GRAVITY and made a much more exciting film including the family drama.

That's the impression at several points in this movie, though it does get unnecessarily slow at times (some may disagree).

Quickly we are back to the suburban white-bread American home with his wife (played with wide-eyed edge by a stunning Claire Foy) and their young children, the youngest of whom is at the end of her short life.

Boring boring boring

It's so boring and so slow and so usless, don't waiste own time!

This is a fascinating story well told & brilliantly acted.

What do you say about a well made, well directed, and well acted movie that bored the tar out of you?

So don't wait until you can see it at home or on the phone or heaven forbid, a boring-ass airplane.

How can Damien Chazelle make a film about drums more exciting than the first man on the moon !.

Boring and slow and not American.

Some parts of the first half of the movie can admittedly be a bit slow but once it pickes up the pace it becomes very enjoyable.

This movie was so bad that I would have walked out after 45 minutes if I had watched it in a movie theater.

Damien Chazelle expertly handles some of the more suspenseful sequences with incredible ingenuity.

"First Man" features some thrilling space scenes which utilizes film stock and IMAX 70mm.

This movie is a typical Gosling movie (being slow, quiet & to stroll is in his contract I guess), not a good nor spectacular biopic on N.

Don't waste your time with this one.

Engrossing from start to finish.

Soooo boring .

Boring and depressing.

This movie was far too long, it could have easily been 30 mins long.

Wait until it comes to Netflix and scroll through the boring bits.

Literally as I fell asleep half way through on a transatlantic flight to the USA :).

If you are young and don't know much about space program in the 60's, skip this boring, depressing movie and watch documentaries about this glorious achievement!

I've seen a few movies about the space race before, and generally they have a mixed spectrum of quality but are mostly enjoyable.

I wouldn't waste your time with this film.

This story has too much to offer and the result was dull.

Hard to believe that a director could take something so monumental and boil it down to such a boring, depressing tale chock full of uninteresting, dull people.

Entertaining for intellectual adults, not intended for kids or teens.

I was tempted to see this movie by the 2013 webby award winning site, and I can still say that the actual recordings are much more engaging than this film.

The slow dance that First man resembles will definitely put millions asleep.

First man, BORING.

The broader spectrum of sound effects is equally compelling, particularly the clanking, creaking terror of the giant, possibly malevolent, shiny space beasts.

Soo boring.

It's also a slow paced movie, which I like those kinds of movies too.

That being said, First Man largely holds true to its history, with stunning visuals told through personal close ups and point of view shots that convey the true emotional tones, chaos, and complexities of every situation.

Finally, from a story-arc perspective, the movie's pace is plodding with Chazelle spending way too much time on the familial interactions of the Armstrong clan.

this is also a movie shown in theatre (not in some universities for educational purposes) which also, crucially, importantly, imperatively needs to be entertaining.

Even though you know how it is going to end, you're still on the edge of your seat throughout these scenes.

Very slow and boring movie.

Bored myself to death watching this movie !

What we got instead was rather boring and lackluster.

I was surprised that these people were allowed to successfully ruin one of the mankind's most exciting story.

Boring, fell asleep.

And how could you make a film about Space Flight so boring?

boring boring boring.


Extremely interesting subject but so pretentious and boring.

With breathtaking shots and sequences, and flawless musical and sound delivery, this picture is meticulously orchestrated to shake and amaze viewers.

What a terrible and tedious way to honour this planets first ambassador.

How can you take the life of one of the most well known men on the planet and the most exciting missions that mankind has ever made and make it so utterly boring?

A real story based on real people and real events made this absolutely gripping.

Don't waste your time and pass on this movie.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz such a missed opportunity .

This entire sequence is breathtaking, from a director standpoint to a cinematography standpoint.

A good dramatisation of a historical feat which starts off intense but towards the end it felt boring and lagging.

Technically, Damien gives a show apart, mainly in the use of the cameras, aspect that had already been highly praised in his previous works, the scenes inside the ships are stifling, claustrophobic, beautiful, tense and full of adrenaline, mainly by the use of his the film is always directed at shoulder height, with many mid-plane scenes, gray photography, the artistic direction of the film is really great, which ends up often compensating for the slow pace of the movie that uncomfortable, slow pace that is due to the script and assemblies that confuse and misconceive their acts to the viewer.

The musical choices seemed odd and out of place from the banal to the bombastic final piece.

I knew the outcome of the mission but was still on the edge of my seat.

Intense and Intellectual .

I do not recommend seeing in a big screen, it is a waste of money.

Aww man, bored .

Maybe I don't understand the art behind it but this level of shaky camera and extreme zooming, a lot of which was out of focus by the way, made the movie unwatchable for me.

Quite dull movie.

Plus, there were too many extreme close-ups, especially of Claire Foy, and the movie dragged in spots.

boring dull melancholy boring and dull .

At its best, FM is a fascinating history lesson about a nation's decade-long ambition to reach the Moon, and the willingness of a group of men (and one man in particular) to risk their lives in pursuit of fullfilling this dream.

When a story is brought to the big screen that practically every audience member already knows, it's hard to make a compelling film out of it.

Boring, slow & BORING.

Intense and compelling film .

Famously reclusive or perhaps in reality mundane there was little presented of Armstrong's inner thoughts or his personal life.

But they all have one thing in common: they have no sense of humor whatsoever, and they are all boring/annoying.

Seriously, is the space program really this dreary?

It's a thrilling gut punch, full of the eerie silences, scraping metallic noises, whirring dials, serene beauty and absolute terror that inform much of the film's sky high action.

It was really boring.

Honestly, I was on the edge of my seat during the entire Apollo 11 sequence.

If somehow a movie was made about watching paint dry, it would be more exciting than this.

It admirably avoids transforming him into a cliché or a lie: this is no charmingly airbrushed portrait of a genial aw-shucks American hero.

Sorry if i don't comment more it would be adding more of my precious time to some art that I didnt particularly enjoy because of its boredom.

The result of my processing is this - I really like the movie for what it is; a well-made biopic of a fascinating man, and the vanguard of the era of movies that just happen to be set in space.

The sounds and shrieks had me on the edge of my seat.

His wife, Janet, is very well played by Claire Foy but her character too is intense and aloof.

It's a miracle that it worked very well at the end as well as everything else in the awe-inspiring, breathtaking, gorgeous-looking, extremely intense and immensely satisfying final act that followed a thrilling climax.

I would expect them to make it exciting since it's the seven thousandth movie about the moon landing.

The screenplay is hard to follow at times.

Sound effects are even better and it is really enjoyable to listen.

A movie worth watching.

I love Clair, and Ryan is ok, but like the others said , it's really slow...

Boring, slow and lackluster .

To sum up, I enjoyed the film; however, it was just a bit slow and dull in places.

Total Waste of Time ...

Scenes like these form a major part of the movie, which is quite long at its 141 minutes, turning it into more than average exhaustive viewing - probably even more so IMAX.

Slow and bored .

The entire movie is intellectually, physically, and emotionally stunning.

The use of the shakey hand held camera and silent scenes make this and incredibly tense movie, worth the watch

I thought they took one of the most important achievements in mankind and made it very boring.

What I ended up seeing was a dull, passionless, drawn-out account of those events and a bland portrayal of a man who is an American hero.

Their relationship is the beating heart of the film and just as compelling as every flight into space.

One of the most boring movies I've ever seen .

Story-wise, I felt that the movie hat some pacing issues and felt a little slow in the middle, and the final moon landing felt underwhelming.

To start with it's really slow moving and I get that it's more focused on Armstrong than the actual event I don't think it delivers on that aspect.

Terrible bore.

At times structurally it's disjointed, with some of the back and forth not always clear while aspects could have been delved into further.

It was fascinating to see all the roadblocks he and his family faced.

The visuals in the movie are stunning and even though you think you may already know what will happen next it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

It's beautifully shot and an extremely intense first-person account.

This was definitely the intriguing, awe-inspiring crowd pleaser I was hoping it'd be!

It was very slow and boring and I almost fell asleep.

This is without a doubt, the worst movie of 2018.

Instead, I fell asleep.

Still, this true movie is worth watching.

I thought Neil Armstrong's portrayal was bland and melancholy.

I've traveled to Kennedy Space Center, and remember watching the Shuttle launches on the edge of my seat growing up.

This is an exciting story of one man's efforts to give his all to his country, U.

Technical aspects (such camera movement and visual effect), using first person view was a good choice for such 'thrilling-biographical' movie like this, it's too shaky for me though.

The film is also dull and boring.

However, I do think this is preferable to altering history, changing people's roles, and performing other modifications to create a compelling narrative.

The storyline was dull and boring no real character development.

There are a lot of comments about the movie being boring, and I agree that if you were looking for a space movie as exciting as Apollo 13, then this movie falls way short.

Truly fascinating Man.

However, on the most part 'First Man' is visually stunning.

The superb support cast, littered with talent, again play well, but always remain bit parts to intense concentration on the Armstrongs, Neil in particular, of course.

Otherwise enjoyable!

The launch scenes felt more simple and drawn out than tension raising, and didn't grip me at any point.

You are thrown into the exciting and risky life of a test pilot, Neil Armstrong.

Lack luster premises, dull acting with one expression face, no good dialogues, horrible zoomed in shots with shaky camera, no enthusiasm, no physics or maths, very less related to the training or preparation of going to moon, unnecessary family scenes, relationships with zero connection and stretched out concepts.

How can any account of this period be so dull and poorly presented?

I was bored most of the time and fell asleep twice.

Bored, plus dizzy?

Decent flick but very dry .

A Fascinating Look At One Of America's Most Influencial People In This Different Type Of Biopic .

The way he brings it to the screen is unbelievably visceral and completely thrilling, giving the audience a very unique experience compared to most other movies about space travel.

Chazelle doesn't let his stars do all the heavy lifting though, the flight sequences are visceral, claustrophobic and nerve-shreddingly intense.

Don't waste your time.

An Experience both Beautiful and Intense .

I was excited about this one, but ended up falling asleep several times before turning it off.

Yes, boring.

Brilliant Acting, intense rocket flights and a unbelievably beautiful Soundtrack.

Moon scenes were cut and again very slow and non exciting.

Instead I watched a very slow family drama with the moon landing and its preparation as a backdrop.

The narrative keeps cutting to new happenings real fast and yet the movie seems too slow till the end.

It does give you the sense of emotion and adrenaline of the missions both on and off the land.

Slow and dramatic, this will test your patience if you're expecting a moon landing storyline.

Our perspective is nearly always the same as the protagonist's, right down to several gripping - and often insanely shaky - POV shots.

What a boring character Neil Armstrong is depicted to be in this film or is it that Ryan Gosling is wooden.

The combination of that and Justin Hurwitz breathtaking music, made this movie a true masterpiece.

Chazelle's third feature film First Man is a visually stunning, emotionally powerful and genuinely unique biopic, that coming hot off the heels of box office sensation La La Land and critical darling Whiplash, proves the director's skill as a visionary, a game breaker and a wonderful storyteller.

The space/test flight scenes and cinematography were excellent and had me on the edge of my seat- no faulting them- just incredible.

Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) is clearly passionate about this era, because First Man takes a part of history and takes it's audience on a thrilling adventure.

Good one but kind of boring towards the end.

It certainly takes a special skill to take subject matter like this and make it boring.

The film starts up slow, with the feeling that one has started in the middle or somehow missed something important.

Boring Movie .

Yawn fest.

VERY slow and boring .

Other than that egregious problem, I was also stunned at just how boring and drawn out this film was.

A real snoozer throughout most of the movie.

Modest and yet also extravagant and compelling in the visuals.

Impressive and compelling .

DON'T watch this boring , pointless, shallow and sleepy movie.

A long, dull film about an unlikeable man and his unlikeable wife, filmed unwatchably with hand-held camera .

Boring, slow & just poor.

I was pretty sad to see that such an important event in human history was turned into a snooze fest.

Terrence Malick directs "First Man" so prepare yourself for a long artsy drawn out movie.

Technically Brilliant with a few genuinely thrilling scenes but mostly a boring film .

But it can have slow scenes at times.

Combining fresh new sound effects and extreme closeups these flight scenes are breathtaking.

Skip this boring film.

The pace it moved at is painfully slow with unnecessary shots to add to the slow pace.

The script is a slow burner and it's pacing may not be to everyone's expectations, this is not Apollo 13.

I thought this was gonna be a great movie but it was too slow.

A slow & negative perspective to a humankind's most inspirational milestone .

If propaganda music had been added to this movie i would have probably left during the seating.

An incredibly boring movie and lifeless movie.

All of it is riveting.

So Boring.

Bored stupid .


As an introvert and father, this was a compelling two hours.

To me this was simply a self indulgent film that really adds very little to the historical account.

Seriously .. how do you make a film about going to the moon so BORING?.

Slow, very slow ...

However, the movie did not entertain with its thin characterizations, emotional detachment, suspenseless climax, and very boring family narrative.

Wanted to leave earlier from the cinema for the first time ever.

The subject of the movie is exiciting however its been narrated too slow.

Boring and shaky, with unlikeable characters .

with Neil Armstrong's mission to the moon, the main task was to create a really hooking view, atmosphere or context so we won't be bored to death, instead, they only achieved an uninteresting drama with standar actings and a overacted Claire Foy.

Slow, the key points were not used to provide tension to the viewer.

I think the plot is great and it's such a wonderful story, I couldn't give it the highest rating though because I felt like there were parts where it dragged a little and I also felt like there were large/larger stories that they sort of glossed over.

It is too long and most of the time it's super boring...

That documentary leaves you feeling elated and amazed whilst this just left me feeling bored and cheated out of the money we paid for ths Blu Ray.

Moreover, I find it more intriguing how the use of TV here inverts its historical role of presenting the Moon to us earthlings by, instead, doing the opposite for Earth in a film focused in space.

No story - no expecional performance from actors !!

If you want to watch a realistic, gripping tale of the human and emotional cost of going to the moon (just 60 years after man first flew!

The result was a bore-fest.

Unfortunately the story of Neil Armstrong was left in the hands of self indulgent filmmakers.

It is boring a lot of the time.

A terrible waste of time.

The movie's portrayal of Armstrong as dull and lifeless is not only bizarre, it's just plain inaccurate.

Plodding storyline, incomprehensible events and appalling direction.

too boring .

Unfortunately, it becomes tedious long before we get to Apollo 11's trek to the moon.

During the intense moments had great music.

During the interminable, mind-numbing (not to mention silent), closeups, I kept expecting Ryan Gosling to yawn.

Worst movie of the year .

We all know that politically correct art is boring and only noises and special effects save it from being a sleeping pill.

This film is a visually stunning, incredibly moving with a beautiful soundtrack, it really is hard to dislike anything.

Very nerve-wracking, gritty and engaging.

But what's worse, it's sort of pointless.

The sound is also paired with some breathtaking cinematography.

Dry and boring.

A personal, gripping, and realistic look at what got us to the moon, I give First Man 4.5 stars out of 5.

But too slow and shaky .

Overall, it's a bit boring.

Boring movie .

This movie was by far the slowest and most boring and long movie ive ever seen, and ive seen plenty of boring movies.

It was an exciting and fun "you are there" inside look into events that occurred and the people involved.

Slow moving at times, exciting at others .

First Man is a stunning film.

Why would anyone spend millions of dollars to bring us a biography of such a one-dimensional, boring, lackadaisical, even dis-likable character?

First Man is a compelling, emotional, riveting tale of how America, NASA, and a bunch of what would now be derided as 'privileged white men' created the singular event in human history: a human being on the moon.

The worst movie in my life.

The conflict within NASA about the complications, dangers and precautions of the moon landing were most definitely the bright spots in the occasionally dull screenplay.

In short, "First Man," is an empty spacesuit of a movie more notable for all of the elements of good storytelling and honest humanity that are absent from it.

Immersive and boldly chosen visuals and sounds on the ships (blurry, claustrophobic, loud) are paralleled by more shaky-cam close-ups and tense drama on earth, leading to stunning physical and emotional release on the bleak, vast, and silent lunar landscape (Gosling is solid throughout).

And the WORST MOVIE SCORE winner goes to...

Story telling was dull and it could have been kept between 60 to 90 minutes.

They developed the characters better, the flight training scenes and simulation and take off were captivating and exciting.

This is not one of those movies, it seems to crawl along at a torturously slow pace.

The sequences in flight and space are quite gripping as well.

Directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash), a great, riveting telling of the man behind and the events leading up to one of the momentous events in human history.

I walked out of the theater after he walks on the moon.

Boring as hell.

Just a waste of time film.

Only one of three films I have ever walked out on in my life.

Amateurish and unforgiveably boring.

The downside of this approach is that the film can be boring if you aren't going with it or if you wanted it to be more like Apollo 13.

First Man made our space program and successful flight to the moon, seem like a waste of money, time, and a dark time for our country.

I find it fascinating.

Instead of dealing with the oceans of grief within him, he channels his intense stoicism and iron discipline into his new mission: taking leave of the surface of the Earth.

It was absolutely stunning and hypnotizing in it's trepidation.

It is a slow paced emotional drama.

There are few people as easy to immerse into a movie than myself, as long as a movie is entertaining.

Singer who has some great films to his credit (SPOTLIGHT, THE POST) has written an emotional and thrilling story.

As it is, this is about as mechanical of a film (just plodding forward) as you'll ever see.

Good visual effects and screenplay but boring.

Too many dragged out scenes - was this film even cut for final?

Cliché as it may be, they're awe inspiring and the stuff that stirs the imagination.

I sincerely don't loved this one, all the technics aspects was well, but I didn't care about the story, I have to admit, that the best parts are on the rocket, training, and when envolves something about the travel in space, but the story, I thought boring.

My only gripe is that some of the family scenes are unneccessary and boring, hence the script is not award worthy.

Any set design, costume or production value is swamped by a drab and lifeless colour palette.

Drawn out and disappointing .

Only the lift off, flight, landing and moon scenes where steady and enjoyable for the full 30-35 mins, and a few shots where I guess his hands got tired and he used a tripod or stabilizer.

I think the second half was better than the first, and it had some very good individual scenes (especially when Janet gets Neil to talk to the kids), but it felt much too predictable and free of intrigue to be enjoyable, whereas Gravity maintained uncertainty and tension throughout, and The Martian did it despite the outcome being obvious as it was in First Man.

Instead it seperates the viewer from the story beeing told making it boring to be frank - which is quite impressiv in a way when you think of the fact that this is a movie about one of the biggest achievements in mankind - The first man on the moon

Yea, as a viewer, I want to look at a shaking helmet for 10 strait minutes instead of seeing exterior views of an intense event.

Instead of focusing on the actual moon landing though the movie shows the slow build up to the launch and human tole that was lost.

I found this movie slow and weird.

Getting to the Moon was hard, Director Chazelle makes this gripping piece hard to digest alike.

Which makes his story even more compelling.

The space shuttle sequences are exciting, edge of the seat & the highlight of the film.

I was bored to tears in the first 12 minutes.

the close ups, the constantly moving camera, the impossibly slow scenes.

It delivers perfectly by giving me these moments of pure joy, excitement and rushes of adrenaline.

It manages to create just the right amount of panic, confusion, control and excitement.

Sooooo boring, total waste of time, 2 hours I can't take back

Shot on film and with sound design so carefully crafted that you feel the rocket will fall apart at any second, it's an intense experience that truly makes you feel like you're a witness to these event.

It manages to create just the right amount of panic, confusion, control and excitement.

Quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.

This was an attempt to make a film that seemed so realistic to real life that it was as boring as real life.

It is such an uneven film with bouts of boredom along with jolts of some wonderful visuals.


Honestly this movie is a complete yawn-fest.

Totally ruined the movie for us with many non-action scenes totally unwatchable.

Instead he probably got carte blanche after the success of Whiplash and La La Land and got carried away with a self indulgent bore fest.

Fragmented & dull, I don't get the hype.

Slow and Shaky .

Well unlike this movie I wont waste a ton of time.

At times, it is a bit boring, but for me, the last 30 minutes were worth any pain and boredom.

So boring and a complete waste of time.

American propaganda .

Gosling powers through with a solid cast as Armstrong, and the film faults only really with some second and third act pacing (which is initially perfect) and how the breathtaking and powerful moments are few and far between.

This will be short, First Man was possibly the most sit on the edge of my seat intrigue that I've ever experienced.

Like watching paint dry during the winter.


A boring moon landing.

Enjoyable .

Way too slow and untidy camera work .

My wife and I were left so empty after this dirty, wet mop of a movie.

To sum up: far too much time spent on gimmicks and implausible character situations and dialogue combined with awful sound and a plodding story with nary a dramatic moment in it.

(The following phrase is not a spoiler, because everyone knows this already:) Thus, to purposefully omit the flag from the moon site, for "politically correct reasons", classifies this omission as pure propaganda, by definition.

If Neil Armstrong was have as dull in real life as portrayed in this then why didn't they make the movie about Buzz Aldrin.

If you are not, just don't waste your time.

The Apollo moon landing is thrilling, as Neil makes several decisions as the Eagle lander is running out of fuel, during constant Emergency Warnings (faulty sensor overloads) to land on empty.

Slow, snoozefest .

Makes walking on the moon incredibly BORING.

The story focuses on the human aspect of the journey, which makes it more engaging than a focus on the technical aspect of the hugely complex mission.

Great balance of adrenaline, fear, loss and love.

The director also seemed to have a political point to make by injecting even more irrelevant fluff about racism, poverty, and the rest of the same old tired, politically correct propaganda.

I say this because a recent film by the name of Bohemian Rhapsody came under fire for being historically inaccurate and now The First Man has been called boring by some on this site for being very accurate.

While I imagine some artistic license was taken with a few of the Apollo mission's back room details, the movie provided an absorbing insight into why it was so important (spoiler alert - to get one up on the Russians); and how the focus and commitment of the astronauts affected their families.

Waste of 120 minutes of my life .

The way this crew captures the claustrophobia in the cockpit, down to the overall reveal of the Moon was absolutely breathtaking.

The idea of such a movie is really interesting.. however, the beginning was drawn out and the ending rushed..It kinda felt like they shot a load of film, realised it was 3 hours long and needed a 4th hour, so cut the ending drastically..What they should have done is condensed the beginning slightly and gave the trip home and an ending..Certainly not a story so complete as tom hanks Apollo 13

Most boring person to do something interesting .

Gripping, emotional, immersive, magical.

I felt 65% of the film dealt with his pent-up emotions and aloofness, while 35% was devoted to the men and women behind the exciting achievement of man's first moon landing.

Boring .

Overall an entertaining watch.

You know when you have a to watch a movie in stages because you are bored after 15 minutes so you force yourself to try to finish it over weeks.

Which brings me to terribly slow pace of the editing.

But, if you enjoy documentaries and biopics, then grab your popcorn and enjoy the (slow) ride!

Unwatchable due to cinematography .

Some of this, in First Man, is breathtaking.

So unbelievably boring.

The close ups got annoying and I'm positive the real events were a lot more exciting than this film was.

It's riveting even when the camera locks down onto the astronauts in their tin capsules and refuses us the closure of cutting to a wide shot; we are strapped in there with them, resigned to the same fate of hoping thousands of calculations and scribbled numbers will bring success.

Snooze Fest .

This movie was sooooo slow and for no good reason.

Epic tale downplayed To sometimes trite life affairs, This is his account.

Worse, they tried to build a two and a half hour film around a central character who was presented as boring and one-dimensional.

Superb riveting film, with human undertones.

This movie is nowhere near as entertaining or uplifting (or even informative) as either The Right Stuff or Apollo 13.

hang the movie of a boring person on that.

I love science and astronauts but this is one dull film.

Very empty personality

Came watching this with high expectations but was kinda bored by it, actually my wife did literally fall asleep in the cinema.

Moments and scenes could often be meandering, boring or a bit tedious.

I had great expectations about this movie but it was incredibly slow, boring, and long.

It's annoying to see crowds like this, especially when you get a slower moving dramatic film.

Its so boring.

But it makes the film feel even longer and drawn out then it needs to be.

There is no story line for all supporting actors.

In addition to this, I feel some sequences and things were dragged out a little too long, and could have been shortened.

Flat out tedious with no need to ever see again .



I mean seriously, 141 mins of irrelevant shots of a swing, long walks, pointless conversations, multiple long shots of the moon, and constant irrelevant directions towards his daughters' grieving?

I was hoping to like this, but it just moved too slow.

Dull, Boring and Horrible , none of these adjectives would begin to describe this terrible movie.

Well, nice picture and sound but movie is really boring.

A personal, gripping, and realistic look at what got us to the moon.

Yes it's interesting to show the family side, but I found this movie really boring.

Overall, this is a long, somewhat slow, slightly incoherent, rather inconsistent movie that includes a few great moments and a few terrible ones.

Except that it was really boring and setup of the story was really poor.

The sound is across the board magnificent - regular stalwart Justin Hurwitz's score is one of the best in years, a sometimes exciting, sometimes haunting amalgam of period appropriate vintage electronica that heightens or enhances anything it touches.

First Man is essentially two hours of Gosling mooching around trying to find some way of making Armstrong's interior life compelling.

Otherwise, use your time to do something more enjoyable.

Boring at times, too.

Once the Apollo reaches the moons orbit, the close-up shots of it from the peaky little windows are tantalising, and the landing itself is drawn out with every little detail and off-the-cuff problem solving, with a ticking clock in the fuel gauge adding even more tension to another scene that strictly shouldn't have any.

First Man (to leave the theater) .

I get that as an astronaut and test-pilot, he needed a cool head, but there's a big difference between keeping a cool head, and simply looking bored and disinterested all the time.

However, you are already immersed in the film.

" The compelling story is one many will not know, as it acts more of a biopic than a retelling of history.

The massive scope of the project to put a man on the moon is barely hinted at, all you see is an attempt at a personal story and it still feels empty, you just see a man brood, as if mystery were enough.

It did created a little claustrophobic and intense feeling.

Before that the movie was a little bit too slow to my taste and it didn't have that much to say.

To me First Man was entertaining from the beginning till the end.

But this movie proves that these stories can still be compelling.

Like watching paint dry...

Terribly boring.

Don't waste your time and money

This allowed for some great suspenseful scenes in space.

Interesting But Slow .

It was a terrible disappointment, so boring that I fell asleep!

Ya boring .

The director and write took the single greatest achievement of all-time and made it into a boring, depressing mess.

And it's compelling.

Drawn out and boring .

It's a boring script,no bunget moovie!!.

The moon scenes in IMAX were spectacular and emotional because of how intense the build up to it was.

Slow, controversial and really bad music.

Worst and boring movie ever seen.

This must be a case of the kings new clothes because I found the film First Man dull and very boring.

The movie really works well as an enjoyable, entertaining, exciting drama-biographic story of Neil Armstrong's path to going to the moon and his family/the people he worked with on the way at NASA.

I wish that such unreal, unnatural, uninteresting, and demeaning depictions of women would be forever consigned to the dust heap of Hollywood tripe and a more natural male/female/husband/wife life become common in movies about uncommon people who do great things.

Another "hey we won the space race" movie, and honestly it's just boring as hell.

After 1 hour of shaky close-ups and nothing happening I left.

The director had a wealth of space and technical story lines to follow but a large bulk of this film deals with Neil and his wife (Zzz).


Shallow in historical approach, poorly paced and emotionally empty.


Waste of time .

Boring some say?

Dull, Dull, Dull .

Visually stunning and emotional .

You get an immediate sense that Neil Armstrong is such a stoic and humble individual that his personality could have easily come off as boring.

Slow .

A very compelling and emotinal movie about exploring the unknown.


In what seems like too obvious and cliche of a title, First Man has its visually stunning moments, most notably when we actually get to see the moon, but drags out and is painfully dull throughout.

Had Van Sant made First Man it would probably be even more obscure, more silent, slower, and people would trash it mercilessly.

Snooze Fest .

But a bad and uninspiring script and dark filming style killed First Man!

Everyone knows who landed on the moon, this is more about the build up and his home life and how he always remains focused, good insite to the astranault legend, I found it compelling.. this was never to be a fast pace movie.

This movie is quite tense at some point, but it's very, very slow at other points.

But I found it so engaging - you train with the astronauts, travel with them, land on the Moon with them, and feel every rattle and groan along the way - that it did not feel excessively long.

Extremely slow!

Fell asleep watching this boring movie.

Interesting subject but simply too boring .

The portrayal of the family/personal life was totally BORING with a capital B!!!!

It's simply impossible to describe with words how intense this opening scene is.

The characters were not particularly engaging and the way the historic sotryline was portrayed was, in my view, slightly dull.

This movie however bores you to death by leaving out most important details of his plight and focusing on his weaknesses.

Visually Stunning and Emotional Biopic 10/10 .

The scenes concerning his daughter were a total surprise, and extremely emotional, and you can see that it made a big impact on the Armstrong's, but the movie is mostly based on the first manned mission to the moon, which I found quite dull to watch.

Dull and dismal.

The current edit, for me, was agonizingly dull.

It's presumptuous of the director to take the "glass half empty" preachy tone, and therefore dismiss such an iconic image of American "can-do" technological prowess.

It's dull.

Instead it offers more character in Armstrong, as hard as it is at times to like him, it is engaging for how he is.

A stunning cinematic feat that is both intimate and grand .

However First Man isn't just a well written, well directed, and technically stunning film, it's also expertly acted.

Unless you are curious about how to make a story of a great human achievement into a plodding, depressing 2:20 dramatic slog don't waste your time on this film.

First Man's take was more form a subdued perspective, although seeing the landing through the lens of Neil himself, everything leading up to that moment and afterwards were just lacklustre and stale, boring if you will.

It is a breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love to watch movies.

Even in this scene, Gosling feels incredibly bland and I thought he was a weak casting decision here to be honest.

The best part of the film is the scenes of the spaceflights, very well done, but the rest is just a mishmash of what I like to call 'uninteresting fluff'.

I was expecting soooo much better than this bore fest.

The marriage is interesting with two compelling actors.

Such a great story,but they make the movie so dull and why?

Snooze fest .

So, it's worth watching just the get an insight into the barnstorming years of NASA's space race with the Soviets.

Another dull biopic.

The cinematography is breathtaking and the colors of the (Imax) Kodak 35mm and 16mm film really do help intensify the feeling of the 60's.

You did the impossible and made our early Space Flights and landing on the Moon boring .

I felt like they must have chosen the most mundane and boring parts.

The characters were so dull .

A bore-fest doesn't begin to describe this plodding story that sadly depicts Armstrong as having no redeeming qualities as a human.

A very slow and quiet movie about a very private man.

Takes one of mankinds's greatest adventures and turns it into a boring grind which is way too long.

Running at the pace of continental drift and just as absorbing.

Very entertaining and thought provoking movie.

Stunning in so many ways.

What a waste of time...

And the movie was also flat, as in boring.

Suffice to say it was very boring and very inaccurate and certainly not worth waiting for.

Firstly, it is far too long.

Gripping first person views.

Boring .

how incredibly boring!!

I have absolutely no idea how someone, anyone, can make a movie about quite possibly the most incredible moment in human history and make it so DULL!

Damien Chazelle goes into biopic territory with this compelling film about the man who first set foot on the Moon in 1969.

This film was one-paced and painfully slow.

All of these emotionally impactful scenes are supported by a beautiful score that at times seemed whimsical, and at others suspenseful.

Boring fell asleep .

Someone made a movie about the first walk on the moon and managed to make it even more boring than the most boring documentary movies ever made about grass growing.

I think Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff were far more engaging.

But after two hours of the same monotone, it spills out like a mere afterthought, deflating the moment.

so unlikable, so obtusely stoic, so mindbogglingly unemotional and boring, that no one in the audience gives a damn about watching him.

Too boring ,too irritating runtime seems too long Surprisingly average direction from a academy award winner

Surprisingly Boring Biopic .

The only off-putting effect of this, was the story would jump abruptly feeling somewhat disjointed.

But overall, the movie was boring.

The incessant background music over hushed tones and boring, clipped dialogue.

Many scenes are intense and a struggle still the film is a journey of passion and desire.

He wants a compelling character study of Neil Armstrong and he wants an account of the Apollo 11 mission.

Ryan Gosling tried his utmost to be authentic throughout the film, but he seemed distant and pretty dull.


You know what I am so glad that it did that and not focus on the moon landing because the story of his life is fascinating.

If I was in a movie theater, I might have walked out.

It was based on one of the most important and fascinating true stories and achievements there's ever been, and a very interesting man.

His atrociously annoying shaky-cam and zoom in/outs were way overdone and unbearable.

The story lacks a quicker pace in the second act since there are gaps where nothing happens.

This documentary is worst than the worst movie's list I had.

But the film was dreary and formulaic...

The film is so slow and drawn out I found myself drifting off.

Just lots of intense silent dramatic stares onscreen.

What can be agreed upon however is the extreme attention to historical accuracy, even down to the minute details such as the look of the cockpit instruments, use of technical terminology, exact radio transmissions, actual footage, etc. And while it's stunning visuals come as a secondary to the emphasis on the factual sequence of events, it does not disappoint.

I feel like it could've been done better, been more lively and exciting and not so drawn out.

reallllyyyy slow.

Very boring and slow direction for an event and time inhistory so great.

This already excellent and fascinating drama (seriously, how any sane human had the courage to get one of these explosive, metallic death traps is beyond me) is elevated further by some stellar production values.

Boring as hell.

Slow and overdramatized .

Very slow plot.

Thankfully there was Kyle Chandler as Deke Slayton and Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin to bring some enjoyable humanity to their characters.

The script, written by Josh Singer (the Post, Spotlight), is unfortunately rather mundane: it takes a look at Neil Armstrong's personal and working life fairly evenly in a very unsurprising fashion - the screenplay is pretty middle of the road biopic-stuff.

Indeed, it makes for an incredibly pointless and boring movie.

Ambitious yet grounded, still yet moving, and silent yet rousing, First Man is an absolute marvel of genre filmmaking.

The stern defiance to the eye-popping visuals and the grandiose appeal a space drama expects to have, Damien Chazelle instead gives us a riveting realism of human wishful requirement demanding to break-through, not completely reliant on a sense of patriotism.

What you're left with is an incredibly long movie, with huge swathes of boredom and inactivity.

How can you make such a important and dramatic seres of events a bore.

But many a fascinating film has been built around a cerebral, emotionally-distant, socially awkward character, right?

Slow, dark, hand held camera...

There were only a few spots where it was a little too slow.

If you're looking for an exciting space movie like Armageddon, this isn't it.

The effects and visualization were excellent, but I expected more sitting on the edge of my seat like I did for Tom Hanks Apollo 13.

Most of the movie has a retro and gritty look to it as if was actually filmed in the 60's, and the scenes on the moon take full advantage of IMAX, giving us some truly breathtaking shots.

Painfully boring movie for such a monumental moment in history .

Loved the opening scene which was riveting and the actual landing sequence makes you hold your breath.

However, it dragged on a bit, and some scenes were a tad slow.

Very boring.

Glorious and stunning movie about one of the most important achievements in the history.

Scenes with his wife or almost any of the NASA men as far as dialogue left me bored, seemed pointless, and thrown in randomly between his flights as drivers of plot.

waste of time.

2 - When Gosling in the quarantine his and her wife look each other soo long and so pointless like they have big argue.

I have a friend whose dad was an astronaut with NASA, he told me this was a boring movie.

Boring, boring, boring.

Whilst these where all household names, they were also men, fathers, husbands, friends and they had normalish lives away from being blasted into space - people should remember that most of what they did could be deemed as "boring" compared to a rocket launch.

Can't remember the last time I watched such a slow, boring, bland movie.

Worst MOVIE .

Hell, it's one of the most intense experiences I've ever had.

Riveting and a resilient character study that ultimately delivers .

The space sequences are utterly breathtaking, Linus Sandgren's spacious cinematography and Tom Cross' editing capturing the wonder of such an achievement for mankind, the Moon landing sequence in IMAX up there as one of my favourites of the year.

It was so slow paced and gloomy I nearly quit watching before the end.

Constant intense shaky cam in still shots and regular room scenes.

I'd probably prefer a complete recreation spanning 10 * hour long pretty uneventful episodes of a HBO show.

This was super slow, drawn out and boring.

Actors are just having a calm dialog, while STANDING in one place or slowly walking - and they shake the camera, like it's an intense action sequence...

In general there is just some fantastic moments inside this movie worth watching.

It's a gripping tension between conventional (the script) and experimental/loose (Chazelle)....

The story was beyond slow.

It gives a message that Neil Armstrong didn't have any enthusiasm, he carried on his going as a boring office job!

Worst and boring .

Boring fantastic/fantasy movie.

If you're hoping for an adrenaline-filled action movie, then you'll probably be bored out of your mind.

It seems that many of you have become mentally dull due to the usual blockbusters from Hollywood, which are full of successive action scenes and dull "dialogues".

2+ hours just dragged on and on.

Slow, Boring, and Predictible .

This movie had such potential, with the great actors involved in it and the exciting subject matter.

They succeeded to make a big bore out of it, a typical Gosling movie .

Apart from that, I really enjoyed it.

A well-made biopic of a fascinating man, and the vanguard of the era of movies that just happen to be set in space.

Different perspective on Neil, however flatline dull.

I fell asleep during it then turned it off - not worth finishing.

If not, maybe not so much, as it's a little technical and plodding.


It totally deflated the achievement by focusing on and portraying his wife as a negative flat and in this movie ugly (on the inside) shrew, and Niel being as emotionally flat and dull as her.

It was just so intense and placed you right in the cockpit with Armstrong.

When it comes to First Man, he achieves this with some quite stunning moments that places the central character, as well as the audience, amongst the stars.

Everything from the music to the way it was filmed just puts you right on the edge of your seat.


I know this is a part of the American history and a most celebrated moments and a group of men unique and achieving the seemingly impossible, but for me this was just a waste of time.

The movie made it seem like Neil was a very boring guy.

The family drama dragged on and on and really killed the pacing.

An action packed movie with explosions and warp drives?

And despite knowing a lot about how this great historical event went down prior to seeing this, there were still plenty of tense moments accompanied by a great film score and tight editing throughout that managed to make it thoroughly compelling to watch!

It was just the bones of the plot surrounding the inner struggle of the characters that unfortunately made the film feels formulaic.

The opening sequence was pretty intense and engaging and set the tone well for the movie.

ho hum here we go to the moon .

The story (as presented, not the actual, real story) is boring and drawn out with many irrelevant scenes, conversations, etc. The cinematography absolutely stunk.

01% of the worst movies I've ever see there was at least 40 min in multiple scenes of no talking.

lit bores you to tears leaving out the excitement of AMERICAN achievements.

I'll give it another shot in the future, but it seemed very dull.

For me, the film drags on too much about Neil's "personal life" (yawn).

Expected something similar and exciting like Apollo 13.

Okay Neil might have been a quiet man but did we have to see him be so robotic and boring?

Boring as hell .

dull - perhaps taking such a literal/grounded approach to his character was a mistake!

First Man is the most boring and slow paced film you'll watch this year, or: how to see a two hour movie about Ryan Gosling in two facets: depressed or poker faced.

Because this negativity is such a predominant theme of the movie it makes for long, drawn out, boring scenes with little dialogue.

X15 test flight excitement, loss of 3 yr old girl Karen during Apollo preps and most exciting Lunar landing .

Damien Chazelle managed to make the story of Neil Armstrong's moon mission boring.

Evocative poignant .

very boring and would rather not to see it again considering it one of the weakest biography films I have ever scene which should have become from the best.

Then between that and lots of slow scenes of staring, paused long silences, did not really capture anything for me.

Overall enjoyable for space enthusiasts, minus the action and drama.

If you are having so much fun times in your life, and you need to get bored, buy a ticket a go watch this movie!

Dull .

The two hours and 25 minutes are just plain boredom.

It is a long movie, and it drags on at times, and Ryan Goosling gives a rather dull performance, the other supporting actors were decent at times.

Intense, complete silence like one would indeed experience in a world with no atmosphere.

Normally love all things space/NASA but this was just too drawn out, too dull.

It was long and extremely boring.

The domestic stuff is pretty dull.

The Gemini uncontrolled spin is really thrilling.

Review: Man, this movie was boring!

This was the first time I had to walk out from the theatre hall due to a shortness of breath induced by the claustrophobic camerawork (darkness, closeups, fuzziness) combined with extreme, unbearable sounds.

Ignore those that claim it's boring and long, I have to wonder what those people's attention spans are like.

Ryan Gosling plays an always brooding portrait of Neil Armstrong that came off as one dimensional and uninspiring, if that is possible.

Make something exciting and watchable and inspire a generation of people who are excited and interested to go out and read books on everything having to do with the topic and era.

Thanks for dismantling and burning a story of triumph, and making another entry into the unwatchable disintegration of modern movie making.

Also, the film was overly slow in places.

There were a few good bits, like his test-flight at the beginning of the movie, but my overall experience was that they somehow managed to make a story about landing the first man in history on the moon, a very boring experience.

In any case, it's a horribly boring movie.

Alternate review title: It's a good thing Neil Armstrong happened to land on the moon, otherwise a biopic about him would apparently be really, really boring.

lets put the camera 2 inches from the characters face in the most intense sequences that could utilized for wonderful special effects...

Boring .

An awe inspiring journey to the moon centured around Neil Armstrong as a character.

This is probably the most amateur review that you will ever read but I literally fell asleep trice towards the end on the movie.

Boring, boring, boring....

As for the acting, I'm not sure if (especially) Neil and his wife's personalities were that drab, because if they weren't, then Ryan Gosling sure looked bored acting out his character.

Another snooze fest from Ryan Gosling.

For a movie about one of the most challenging and daring feats in human history this movie was incredibly dull and boring.

One small step for Man, one giant bore of a film.

If the slowness was removed it would have shortened the film time a bit which would have been nice.

The result is less an Apollo 13 or Right Stuff and more of an Interstellar-deeply-felt, yet frigid to the point of leaving one at a conflicted loss, both for the intriguing character motivations and for the astonishing technical crafts on display.

It's also a counter-point to the sheer adrenaline rush that is his job.

It's a rather dull slog to the inevitable payoff which was all too brief.

I like the actors normally in any other Movies, this however was a very slow paced and felt like less than a documentary of a persons life.

If you have a scan through the reviews here, there's a decent split between those who found First Man to be a semi-masterpiece and those who found it a little boring and even a little depressing.

The special effects were on point, and i will say that a couple of the action scenes, for example the opening one, were truly riveting.

This films pace was WAY too slow it was annoying.

Consequently, some of the moments on the ground seemed a little slow in comparison.

Zzzzzzz .

I was looking forward to this movie because it sounded promising, however this is one of the most boring, tedious, selt-indulgent, painfully slow movies I have ever watched.

How to make the moon landing boring .

The film is very intense throughout especially in the scenes in the run up to the moon landing.

I found this film far from slow or boring, it's intimate.

Walking a few steps after character and managing to wave camera everywhere, from empty corner to character and back.


The Earth scenes were drawn out, slow, and emotionally heavy.

The second most prevalent theme is that it renders the subject matter boring, and it does.

I went in with some hope that Gosling would do something else exept being quiet surrounded by spheric music in a slow paced movie with lazy acting.

There are multiple examples of scenes so drawn out they become self parodies, and show self indulgence.

Boring .

Despite this iys worth watching at the cinema for the space scenes.

Often looking confused and a bit bland.