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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
 
Starring
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
   
Genre: ADVENTURE
SCIENCE FICTION
EPIC
   
Origin: GB
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 149
 
 


 
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Kubrick dares to move at an ultra-slow pace to create his very special atmosphere. This he overdoes with repetition, as if unable to edit the visually fabulous sequences. Nevertheless, in total it is a brilliantly conceived cosmic adventure.
(William Wolf, Cue)
The ponderous, blurry appeal of the picture may be in its mystical vision of a graceful world of space, controlled by superior, godlike minds... It says that man is just a tiny nothing on the stairway to paradise; something better (ie non-human) is coming, and itís all out of your hands.
(Pauline Kael, New Yorker)
I shrink from the cold pitiless worlds into whose light Kubrick leads us... [but] the film with its ranging imagination and its superb execution (laurels, surely, for British technicians) is an adventure not to be missed.
(Dilys Powell, Sunday Times)

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