Tom Hanks, during arguably the most successful point in his career, heads up the cast of Ron Howard's semi-biographical retelling of a story mixed with courage and determination.
The majority of the film takes place in space, Howard preferring to tell the story from the astronauts point of view, although shots of Houston and the astronauts family provide a welcome break in parts. The scenery for the spacecraft would have been relatively easy to create - having such a confined space to work with. Howard takes full advantage of this and makes the craft technically brilliant - the zero gravity is flawless and the 20-year-old computers and recreated well.
A wonderful film, made even better when you know that in the most part it's non-fiction.