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: 7.3
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy
Length: 141 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 333 out of 1000 found boring (33.3%)

One-line Reviews (955)

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

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

Very entertaining and thought provoking movie.

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.

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

Another snooze fest from Ryan Gosling.

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

Don't waste your time and money

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the first ten minutes I was bored.

So realistic made it turns boring .

The problem with this movie: IT IS BORING.

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.

Don't waste your time with this one.

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

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.

Very boring.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

The film is also dull and boring.

Boring boring boring

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.

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.

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.

Still worth watching.

Don't waste your time.

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

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

But too slow and shaky .

Boring bad moovie .

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.

Dull, Dull, Dull .

The photography was breathtaking.

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

I'm sure the space scenes lost a lot on the small screen and it all looked fairly authentic but 'First Man' lacked being the gripping drama the 'The Right Stuff' certainly had.

And it's compelling.

how incredibly boring!!

This really was an incredibly tedious snooze fest.

Boring as hell .

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

The film is slower-paced and centers more on the emotional toll of everything that led to the first small step for man.

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 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.

The characters were so dull unfortunately.

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.

Really really boring never getting them hours back ever.

Exciting and thrillling .

Which brings me to terribly slow pace of the editing.

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

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

Slow, lots of camera shake .

Slow, controversial and really bad music.

Inaccurate and boring.

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

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

It's a much better investment of your time to watch the excellent and truly awe inspiring Apollo 11 documentary film.

It was really intense!

Overall decent movie, just rather forgettable and dull.

Just lots of intense silent dramatic stares onscreen.

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

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

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

The story moved kinda slow.

Worst and boring .

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

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

Like many others I found this movie wooden and boring.

First Man is a stunning film.

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

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

Wow talk about a bore fest .

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

Incredibly boring.

Boring Claptrap .

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 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.

Interesting But Slow .

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 domestic stuff is pretty dull.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

This film was dark, depressing and boring.

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.

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

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).

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

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

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

Worst MOVIE .

) I was so filled with disgust I walked out of the theater, which is something I never do.

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

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

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

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

First Man is incredibly worth the watch.

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

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

I found myself bored and falling asleep.

Good, but boring and depressive.

A movie worth watching.

Do yourself a favor and watch "Contact" or even "Space Cowboys" but don't waste your time on this film.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

A stunning cinematic feat that is both intimate and grand .

It had a lot of intense moments, and emotion as well.

Slow, confused, very long .

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


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!

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.

Aww man, bored .

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

What a shame, such a great story wasted by bad "artistic" camera work Unwatchable!

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.

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

Dry and boring.

Kinda slow .

ho hum here we go to the moon .

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

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

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


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

It is boring a lot of the time.

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

Boring, slow & BORING.

Suffice it to say, It's boring.

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

Abridged, superficial, self-indulgent and shallow.

Unwatchable due to cinematography .

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

Seriously, is the space program really this dreary?

This was a waste of time, money and the opportunity to inspire future generations.

Don't waste your time on this.

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.

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

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

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.

The sound is also paired with some breathtaking cinematography.

Snorefest to the Moon .

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

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

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

Good story but too slow and too long.


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.

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.

An Experience both Beautiful and Intense .

This movie was sooooo slow and for no good reason.

Good, well made but simply dull.

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.

Had potential but way too long.

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

Overall an entertaining watch.

Boring, slow and lackluster .

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

But just let you now, sometimes movie goes slowly.

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

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.

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

Slow, Boring, and Predictible .


Modest and yet also extravagant and compelling in the visuals.

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

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

One small spoiler: Tranquility Base is breathtaking!

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.

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

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

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

Visceral, Stunning, and Memorable .

We got bored and turned it off.

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

Sublime, yet slow.

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

I found this movie slow and weird.

However, you are already immersed in the film.

Slow and disappointing .

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.

Enjoyable .

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

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

This allowed for some great suspenseful scenes in space.

Gripping, emotional, immersive, magical.

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

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.

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.

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.

but the movie is boring as hell...

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

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

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.

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

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

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

But there are some very intense as well as claustrophobic scenes and the only way to do them well was to do them slow.

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

What a waste of time...

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.

Instead, I fell asleep.


Boring .

Yawn fest.

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

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

I was bored to tears in the first 12 minutes.

First Man (to leave the theater) .

This movie is tedious and melodramatic.

Truly fascinating Man.

The movie was also too boring!

So Boring.

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.

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 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.

Slow and bored .

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

It's a slow movie and a bored one.

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.

The slow and washed out scenario makes things even worse.

reallllyyyy slow.

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

What we got instead was rather boring and lackluster.

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

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.

I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that Mr. Armstrong didn't go through life looking and feeling that sedated, bland and wooden.

I find it fascinating.

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

The movie itself is well made and there are visually stunning moments.

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

Boring .

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.

A boring moon landing.

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.

Apparently Neil Armstrong was boring.

Surprisingly Boring Biopic .

Boring some say?

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

But the film was dreary and formulaic...

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.

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

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.

Decent, rather than gripping.

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.

Dull as toast .

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

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.

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".

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

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

This is the worst movie I saw in 10 years .

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

Apart from that, I really enjoyed it.

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.

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

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

Too long and boring .

Honestly this movie is a complete yawn-fest.

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

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

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

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.

Snooze Fest .

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

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

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

Worst movie I've seen in a while.


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

It was really boring.

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

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!

Thoughtful & compelling .

Superb riveting film, with human undertones.

Boring at times, too.

Easily the Most Boring film of 2018 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

The story of mankind's travels to the Moon is a riveting story of heartbreak, suffering, ingenuity, courage and perseverance.

The second half of the movie, when they actually get to the Apollo missions, was intense, engaging, and visually stunning, and I'd recommend it for that.

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

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

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

This film was one-paced and painfully slow.

Plodding storyline, incomprehensible events and appalling direction.

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

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

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

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

Expected something similar and exciting like Apollo 13.


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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

Soo boring.

How do you take the most historic event In the history of mankind, and make so boring as to be unwatchable.

Slow .


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

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

American propaganda .

Dull .

This movie was great and very entertaining.

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

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

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

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.


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.

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

During the intense moments had great music.

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

Total Waste of Time ...

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

Very nerve-wracking, gritty and engaging.

Boring, slow & just poor.

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.

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.

I think the main problems that arise in other people's reviews is that they all expect this movie to be glorified and happy since the moon landing is presented as an exciting and exhilarating moment in history.

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

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.

Literally nothing happens in this movie.

Very slow and boring movie.

too confusing and very slow.

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

It did created a little claustrophobic and intense feeling.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz such a missed opportunity .

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.

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.

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

Boring and shaky, with unlikeable characters .

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

And the boredom continued.

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

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

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

Stunning .

Very slow plot.

Boring movie and just depressing

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

His is a tale of grand success and global recognition, of course, but also one of frequent, intense tribulation.

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.

Boring :( .

Stunning .

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.

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

Maybe have a extended 'boring cut' released later on disk.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boring movie .

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

Worst movie of the year .

Terribly slow and boring .

Otherwise, use your time to do something more enjoyable.

Shallow in historical approach, poorly paced and emotionally empty.

Either way the movie fails on both counts in an overtly contrived attempt to be raw.


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

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

Also, the film was overly slow in places.

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

Extremely slow!

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

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

Over much of the film it is glacially slow.

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

Great balance of adrenaline, fear, loss and love.

Decent flick but very dry .

Soooo boring .

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

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

Boring Movie .

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

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

Depressing and boring .

So unbelievably boring.

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

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

Boring .

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

First man, BORING.

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

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

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

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.

Decent but too slow .

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.

Yet this is a boring and soulless movie - I can honestly state that I have seen more compelling documentaries.

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.

Engrossing from start to finish.

They took one of the most momentous and important events in human history and turned it into a boring, lifeless snoozefest.

Boring, boring, boring....

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

Even watching the actual contemporary footage, with or without comments, is more compelling.

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.

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.

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

Fell asleep watching this boring movie.

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

Watching paint dry minus the fumes .

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

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

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

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

The worst movie in my life.

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

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

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.

Snoozer .

Slow, very slow ...

It's an emotionally dark movie, draining, and did I mention 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.

Want to watch an entertaining and informative look at Apollo 11?

" 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.

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

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

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

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.

Very slow & boring .

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.

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

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.

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

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.

It's also quite beautiful, stunning, the moon scenes are literally out of this world in all senses.

Ryan Gosling who is usually very charismatic was diluted and dull here.

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

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

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?

Like watching paint dry during the winter.

Skip this boring film.

An action packed movie with explosions and warp drives?

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

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

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.

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.

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

Boring .

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

Soooooooo boring!

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

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

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

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

Interesting subject but simply too boring .

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.

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

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

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.

Painfully boring movie for such a monumental moment in history .

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.

Watching this film bored me to no end.

Soooo slow and boring .

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

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

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.


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

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.

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

The space scenes were visually and audibly stunning.

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

Flag waving American propaganda .

Awful, slow, gloomy .

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

In the end, it could have stood to be a bit more compelling.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

This movie left me feeling disengaged and bored too.

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

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.

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

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.

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...

Boring, fell asleep.

(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.

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.

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.

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

I was expecting soooo much better than this bore fest.

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

Great acting and directing, albeit a tad formulaic.

An emotional journey with a stunning direction.

The story was beyond slow.

Snooze fest.

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

He made Walter Mondale look exciting.

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

If a movie is this dark it's unwatchable .

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

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

Yawn .

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

boring dull melancholy boring and dull .

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.

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.

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.

Boring boring boring .

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

So freaking boring sorry, even the sad parts.

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

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.

waste of time.

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

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

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

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.

Waste of 120 minutes of my life .

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

I went to the cinemas to watch it and I just talked to my friends because it was boring.

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

First Man is truly breathtaking and powerful.

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

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

Boring .

Often looking confused and a bit bland.

The characters were so dull .

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'.

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.

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.

I'm old enough to remember the actual events, The the news announcers were more exciting than this.

Boring fell asleep .

Gripping first person views.


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.

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).

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


Languid pacing, shaky cam, forgettable melodramatic Oscar push .

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.

A real snoozer throughout most of the movie.

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.

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.

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


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 fantastic/fantasy movie.

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

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

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

There is no story line for all supporting actors.

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

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

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

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

This was dark, gloomy, sad, and BORING!

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

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.

Yes, boring.

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

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

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

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.

Some people mistake it for an action film, and call it boring.

Slow moving at times, exciting at others .

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

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

Snooze Fest .

Boring, boring, boring.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

What a god-damned snooze fest.

Bored myself to death watching this movie !

weirdly boring .

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

With no disrespect to the director here, but seriously this movie was the ultimate boring snorefest.

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


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

2+ hours just dragged on and on.

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.

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.

Movie was quite boring.

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

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

This movie might be boring if you expect adventure and action 24/7 which my younger siblings did.

An incredibly boring movie and lifeless movie.

boring movie .

But it was a bit boring.

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

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

Flat out tedious with no need to ever see again .

Zzzzzzz .

Slow, Boring and a Bit Depressing .

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.

Leave it to today's filmmakers to take one of the most thrilling events in modern history and turn it into one of the most boring movies I've ever seen.

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

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

Long winded and boring.

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.

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

Real boring.

Slow and glad I saw this for free .

This movie ia a total boredom, and shame on them for not wanting to show the planting of the American flag on the moon.

The screenplay writer and director should be dragged behind horses for such an egregious crime against humanity.

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

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

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

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

A terrible waste of time.

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

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.

Full off historical mistakes and dull, plodding pace.

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

Slow and depressing movie .

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.

Boring .

It's a really enjoyable movie.

The two hours and 25 minutes are just plain boredom.

Impressive and compelling .

Few scenes are exciting by mostly the soundtrack.

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

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

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

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?

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


hang the movie of a boring person on that.


Emotionally powerful with breathtaking set pieces.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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.

Boring .

Very empty personality

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

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

It was long and extremely boring.

Dull and dismal.

Ya boring .

Slow, dark, hand held camera...

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

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

Amateurish and unforgiveably boring.

The movie is boring, boring boring.

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

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.

I wouldn't waste your time with this film.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Slow paced wonderful biography about Neil Armstrong .

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.

Boring and depressing.

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

Dont waste your time with this mess.

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

The Cinematography, on a final note, breathtaking and groundbreaking.

The screenplay is hard to follow at times.

I saw the comments that this movie was boring and such.

Bored, plus dizzy?

Still, this true movie is worth watching.

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

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).

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

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

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

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

It's dull.

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

and it's compelling.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I remember Jimmy Carter wanted John Glenn as his running mate, until he discovered how boring he was.

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

I seriously fell asleep after 40min.

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.

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

Another dull biopic.

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

Boring movie, too boring to watch even doraemon is better

Slow, boring, tedious and extremely laboured...

First Boring Man .

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

So boring, we both fell asleep .

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

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

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

Quite dull movie.

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

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

Boring, revisionistic, inaccurate...

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.

I fell asleep after 15 minutes.

The marriage is interesting with two compelling actors.

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

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

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.

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

The current edit, for me, was agonizingly dull.

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

i was so unbelievably bored.

And the final scene, whilst most reviews say pointless and boring, it was far from that.

Dul dull dull dull dulll .

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

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

VERY slow and boring .

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


So boring and a complete waste of time.

But despite that it's phasing is very slow , like super slow !

First half is pretty boring .

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

too boring .

Terrible bore.

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.

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

How to make the moon landing boring .

Don't waste your time on this flick!


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.

Good visual effects and screenplay but boring.

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

Boring .

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

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".

Stunning in so many ways.

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.

However, even at the very slowest parts, it never really becomes boring, per say; I just felt the length of the movie at lot more at those points.

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

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.

Yawn .

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.

How can something so exciting be made so dull?.

Intensive and exciting interpretation .

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

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

All I can say is I was so bored I had to forward through some scenes.

Most boring person to do something interesting .


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.

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

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

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

Its so boring.

Way too slow and untidy camera work .

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 possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.

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

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

Otherwise enjoyable!

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

This was super slow, drawn out and boring.

Congrats on taking something so incredible and making it a bore fest.

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

Firstly, it is far too long.

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.

The lesson of this is that astronauts are brave and resourceful but boring.

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.

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

A very compelling and emotinal movie about exploring the unknown.

Tense exciting documentary drama, based on actual events.

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

Overall, it's a bit boring.

Boring as hell.

Long, boring, waste of time .

even the non-boring family parts, the parts in space weren't that impressive to me.

Drawn out and boring .

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

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

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

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

And it's horribly boring to watch.

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

It was so boring.

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

Tedious, uninvolving and a terrible slog.

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.

But overall, the movie was boring.

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

The *true* test pilot's mind is alert, sharp, keeping adrenaline balanced with clarity is the challenge.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Snooze fest .

I left early because I already knew how it ended.

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

Just a waste of time film.

Slow, snoozefest .

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

Each action sequence, while rare, is handled very well, and each of those moments is suspenseful and feels quite real.

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

Very slow paced movie made completely from the perspective of Neil Armstrong, it was exhilarating a bit during/along the journey as it gave us a feel of traveling along with the crew and it mostly resembled about how someone going for the first time would see and feel.

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

Worst and boring movie ever seen.

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

Slow and overdramatized .

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

OMG it was so boring .

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

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

Different perspective on Neil, however flatline dull.

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


Overall Boring and Lacking .

Bored stupid .

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.

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

The result was a bore-fest.

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

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

Could this movie be more boring ??!?.

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.

Visually stunning and emotional .

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Evocative poignant .


The Gemini uncontrolled spin is really thrilling.

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.

This films pace was WAY too slow it was annoying.

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

Intense and Intellectual .

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.

Tell an exciting story about an exciting guy!

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

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

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

Review: Man, this movie was boring!

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

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.

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.

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

It's too heavy and slow.

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

The film was very boring.

It is a slow paced emotional drama.

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

Drawn out and disappointing .

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

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

boring boring boring.

Like watching paint dry...

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.

As a result one might think that even a two-year-old baboon could make a halfway entertaining movie about the subject matter.

It deserved a much grander and exciting telling.

No story - no expecional performance from actors !!

Terribly boring.

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

Makes walking on the moon incredibly BORING.

What kind of filmmaker takes the most inspiring subject matter of all time and turns it into a dark, emotionless and boring film?

Intense and compelling film .

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.

While we're at it, the ending too is remarkably bland and cold and ineffectual.

Boring as hell.

A Thorough, Fascinating Glimpse at Armstrong's Inner and Outer Demons .

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.

This movie is as entertaining as watching a dirt cold crumble.

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

First Man spends a lot of time gazing inwardly, but that's balanced by a series of riveting, high-pressure scenes inside the cockpit.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Extremely interesting subject but so pretentious and boring.

Slow and Shaky .

Mind blowing.

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

The storyline was dull and boring no real character development.

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.

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.

Boring .

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.

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

Which makes his story even more compelling.

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.

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

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