Picks and Pans Review: Moon

updated 06/22/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/22/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Sam Rockwell | R |

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Astronaut Sam Bell (Rockwell, in a sharply etched turn) has spent three years solo in a space station on the moon, his only friend a robot named Gerty (solicitously voiced by Kevin Spacey). But life in space soon takes a bizarre turn in an intriguing first film by director Duncan Jones, the son of—cosmic karma!—Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie. (Jones sensibly dropped his childhood name, Zowie Bowie.)

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