2010 (1984)



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This belated sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is directed by Peter Hyams. Roy Scheider plays the astronaut/skipper of a U.S.-Soviet space mission, sent to find out what happened to the missing Discovery flight that carried Keir Dullea into the beyond in the original 2001. Scheider's polyglot crew includes Americans John Lithgow and Bob Balaban (the latter a computer whiz, responsible for the notorious HAL 9000) and Russians Helen Mirren, Elya Baskin and Natasha Schneider. … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Hyams
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On DVD: Aug 25, 1998
MGM/UA Entertainment Company


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Critic Reviews for 2010

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (6)

Flash: There is intelligent life in outer space. More, anyway, than in this amiable footnote of a movie.

Full Review… | August 3, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

A hodge-podge of bits and pieces.

Full Review… | November 3, 2008
Top Critic

Hyams' sequel to Kubrick's big daddy of sci-fi movies may not have the novelty of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but it is still a better film than anyone could have dared to expect.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A lot of care has gone into it, but it has no satirical substructure to match that of the Kubrick film, and which was eventually responsible for that film's continuing popularity.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Now that enough time has elapsed since the release of 2010 for outraged 2001 fans to calm down, it can be seen that, while there was no decisive creative reason for Hyams' sequel to exist, it's not a bad movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for 2010


This is an interesting and entertaining sequel to 2001. It's nowhere near the masterpiece Kubrick made, but it is good in it's own right. Just didn't have the mystery and pure eeriness of 2001. Great cast, including a good performance by Helen Mirren.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer

A capable sequel to a bonafide classic. The cast is strong, the storyline is always interesting and arresting, and the mystery is still present. While it doesn't answer many questions that "2001" posed, it's still a visual delight and a fun journey back to what made "2001" so special. Keir Dullea gives a creepy performance as the main character from "2001" who is yanked back into the storyline masterfully.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer


2010 stays true to the book but could never compete with Kubrick's masterpiece. Don't overlook it though as its full of suspense and intrigue and is a brilliant film!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer


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