A professionally crafted family film that reserves all its challenging moments for its characters, letting the audience bask comfortably in the approach of a predetermined warm and fuzzy ending. full review
One of the best in recent years!
As adapted by Lewis Colick, the screenplay shifts busily among the boys' rocket exploits, Homer's family, conditions at the mine and the influence of a dedicated science teacher, but each of these subplots plays out in familiar ways. full review
Sweetness is too rare in movies these days, so audiences can feel lucky about the earnest dose of it in October Sky. This film is family. full review
Another Universal Pictures paint-by-numbers feel-gooder! full review
A must-see for every student, parent and teacher in the country!
It is a film that treats its teen-aged hero and his pals as distinctive, sentient human beings. full review
October Sky will go straight to the heart of any man who recalls looking up at the night sky as a boy and getting stars in his eyes.
October Sky is a sensational character-driven story with a strong narrative and great visual style. full review