Shoot the Moon (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shoot the Moon (1982)




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When successful writer George Dunlap (Albert Finney) and his wife, Faith (Diane Keaton), discover that their marriage has lost its thrill and appeal, the two split up in search of more fulfilling relationships. As the couple tries to cope with their failing marriage and their new relationships, they must attempt to deal with their four confused young children.

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Albert Finney
as George Dunlap
Diane Keaton
as Faith Dunlap
Peter Weller
as Frank Henderson
Dana Hill
as Sherry
Tracey Gold
as Marianne
George Murdock
as French DeVoe
Leora Dana
as Charlotte DeVoe
Irving Metzman
as Howard Katz
Kenneth Kimmins
as Maitre D'
Michael Alldredge
as Officer Knudson
Robert Costanzo
as Leo Spinelli
David Landsberg
as Scott Gruber
Lou Cutell
as Willard
O-Lan Jones
as Countergirl
Nancy Fish
as Joanne
Jim Lange
as Master of Ceremonies
O-lan Shepard
as Countergirl
Eunice Suarez
as Mexican Woman
Héctor Morales
as Mexican Man
Morgan Upton
as Photographer
Edwina Moore
as Reporter
Ken Kimmins
as Maitre D'
Jan Dunn
as Mourner
Rob Glover
as Mourner
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Critic Reviews for Shoot the Moon

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Keaton continues to astound with the depth of her characterizations, and Finney's undercurrent of rage maintains tenseness throughout.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Divorce and separation are subjects too important to be treated in the bizarre way Alan Parker treats them in Shoot the Moon which is a film with lots of emotion but no heart.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Parker and Goldman seem to want this battling couple to represent a sort of romantic '60s point of view, and they show up the younger lovers as shallow, '70s-style hedonists.

November 25, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite its flaws, despite its gaps, despite two key scenes that are dreadfully wrong, Shoot the Moon contains a raw emotional power of the sort we rarely see in domestic dramas.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A movie that continues to feel alive because it was drawn from the creators' own divorce experiences, more than from movie conventions.

June 22, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It is a fine movie, full of craft and humanity -- but one which exacts a heavy emotional price from those seeking its illumination.

November 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shoot the Moon

Good film about a unhappy marriage. But, Shoot the Moon is very emotional and have one of the worst end that I ever see, that makes the audience saw more, but unfortunately is impeded to see.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


What an emotional rollercoaster of a film, what with all the platesmashing and slammed doors and running around. I really, really loved this in the first hour, but after the second hour brought more of the same drama, my appreciation for it dropped significantly.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Great performances, sad subject matter.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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