Director: HOWARD, RON(1995) 8.5
Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Gary Sinese
Compelling, well-directed drama of the Apollo 13 mission and
the near tragedy that resulted. Sticks pretty close to
the facts. Exceptional special effects (especially the
launch), and superb explication of technical activities.
Hanks is good but miscast-- you just can't get over the person
behind the role. Ed Harris plays what everyone knows he
should play and isn't bad but we've seen this
characterization a few too many times (tough but sensitive,
caring macho man). No possible Oscars for acting, but an
all-round excellent film with some historical importance.