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  Gravity Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
9.05 /10
Sandra Bullock , George Clooney , Ed Harris

Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
Written by: Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron

Released: 2013
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 91

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Gravity is nothing more than a classy work of 3-D entertainment and, since everything moves in slow motion, not a very lively one at that.
(Rex Reed, New York Observer)
The movie is as cornball as all get-out and ó once you discern the narrative arc ó as predictable. But then thereís the part thatís ó as we serious cinephiles like to say ó infuckingcredible.
(David Edelstein, New York Magazine)
The movieís an astonishingly detailed, visually painstaking state-of-the-art production that advances what the cinema can show us ó even as the human story at its center feels a little thin after a while.
(Ty Burr, Boston Globe)
I almost wish Cuaron had cast nonactors, or unknown actors, in the lead roles. Itís jarring having movie stars work up their Hollywood histrionics against such a glorious backdrop. None of these arguments should dissuade you from seeing Gravity, if only because whatís good about it is so much better than whatís bad. Visually, if not imaginatively, it sends you soaring.
(Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)
This isnít just the best-looking film of the year, itís one of the most awe-inspiring achievements in the history of special-effects cinema. So itís a shame that Ė as is so often the case with groundbreaking effects movies Ė the emotional content canít quite match up to the visual.
(Tom Huddleston, Time Out London)

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