I missed Tuesday evening’s press-streaming window for George Clooney‘s The Midnight Sky. Then again it pops on Netflix tomorrow (Friday, 12.11) so…you know, all things in their own time.

I’m also feeling a certain measure of sorrow that the film has flunked with the aggregates — a dispiriting 58% on Rotten Tomatoes and a there-but-for-the-grace-of-God Metacritic rating of 54.

Clooney has described his film as The Revenant meets Gravity. My sense from the initial get-go (initial descriptions, stills, first trailer) has been doom meets gloom meets graybeard solemnity.