In the Shadow of the Moon

    In the Shadow of the Moon


    In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas "Locke" Lockhart, hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer whose crimes defy scientific explanation. When the killer mysteriously resurfaces nine years later, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.

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    • Boyd HolbrookLocke
    • Cleopatra ColemanRya
    • Michael C. HallHolt
    • Bokeem WoodbineMaddox
    • Sarah DugdaleAmy (18/27)
    • Rudi DharmalingamNaveen Rao
    • Rachel KellerJean
    • Quincy KirkwoodAmy (9)
    • Philippa DomvilleArleen
    • Tony NappoClark


    • 70

      Los Angeles Times

      This is an appealingly polished thriller, with something modest but profound to say about how selfish choices can ripple across decades.
    • 70


      The action is thrilling and the science fiction stuff compelling, but there are several occasions where it feels like the screenplay is talking down to its audience, most notably during its heavy-handed climax.
    • 70

      The New York Times

      The film is never less than engaging, and it’s just about always clever.
    • 60

      The Guardian

      There’s a slicker, more coherent and ultimately more thematically audacious film to be made from the disparate elements that make up In the Shadow of the Moon but what we have is a lovable mess nonetheless. Its ambitions are easy to criticise but hard not to admire, a mad little movie with big ideas on its mind.
    • 50

      An odd film like this needs a charismatic anchor in its lead role to keep it from losing its human connection and Boyd Holbrook just can’t muster the energy to do that. It’s a strangely flat, unengaging performance that doesn't match the ambition of the overall piece.
    • 50

      Movie Nation

      A watchable failure, at best.
    • 42

      The A.V. Club

      In The Shadow Of The Moon is a disappointing misfire all around, but no matter—like so many other Netflix original films, it’ll be reabsorbed into the streaming void soon enough.
    • 30


      The dedicated entertainment junkie now has more options than ever before. So if you’re wondering which logy, derivative, visually pedestrian piece of made-for-Netflix pulp you should avoid at all costs this week, it would be hard to top In the Shadow of the Moon.

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