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2001: A Space Odyssey

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  2001: A Space Odyssey Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
9.58 /10
Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, William Sylvester
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Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Written by: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, from the story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke.

Released: 1968
Origin: GB
Colour: C
Length: 149

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A parable of a future toward which metaphysical dread and mordant amusement trip side by side... I have never seen the death of the mind rendered more profoundly or poetically... 2001 is concerned ultimately with the inner fears of Kubrick’s mind as it contemplates infinity and eternity... there is absolutely nowhere we can go to escape ourselves.
(Andrew Sarris, Village Voice)
Some sort of great film, and an unforgettable endeavour.
(Penelope Gilliatt)
One of the few giant movies that one wouldn't want an inch smaller. Marvellously ingenious, tantalising and intelligent, as well as having the irresistible allure of a space age motor show.
(Sight & Sound)
The most impressive part of this picture is the collection of superbly made machines Stanley Kubrick has got together and the visions of space he has dreamed up.
(The People)
Every moment of the lens has a surprising yet slow lift and lilt to it... Big as it is, the screen is but a slit through which to comprehend immensities that always escape the frame. The film is haunted by imminences always outside, left and right, above and beneath, its depth of field - imminences which make even the most complete local information look arbitrary in face of the scope now opened up.
(Max Kozloff, Film Culture, 1970)
2001 deals everywhere in dispersal, boundlessness, mystery - concepts which the stupendous battery of special effects projects with an astronomical and scientific precision that shades ultimately into metaphysics and philosophy.
(Alexander Walker, Stanley Kubrick Directs, 1971)

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