• 2010
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    Added: May 9, 2008


62% The Maze Runner Sep 19
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
45% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

70% The Equalizer Sep 26
71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

New Episodes Tonight

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
53% Z Nation: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

2010: The Year We Make Contact Reviews

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

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 3, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

It has all the right plot elements, dramatic tension, and eye-popping special effects. The performances are uniformly good, the space-adventure scenes are excitingly handled, and the reappearance of HAL 9000 and Dullea is downright eerie.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

August 3, 2011


It can't hope to compete with Kubrick, but if you can distance Peter Hyams's picture from its formidable forerunner, you'll find a thoughtful and sometimes unforgettable science-fiction fable.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A much slicker, studio-friendly job than the first one was, with its much more famous cast, and its easier aesthetic.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

January 4, 2010
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

What is 2010 but a conservative Cold War "message" flick.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1/4

June 9, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a good, well-made, tightly-knit, nicely-acted science-fiction sequel, yet one that clearly lacks the vision and scope of its illustrious predecessor.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

April 20, 2009
Variety Staff
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A hodge-podge of bits and pieces.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 3, 2008
Clint Morris

A wholly thrilling, beautifully shot sequel to a sci-fi classic

| Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2008

Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A vastly underappreciated sequel with a fine lead performance by Roy Scheider. Director Peter Hyams took a huge gamble, and succeeds beautifully.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Scheider does a fine job in an above average film.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 30, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A wondrous piece of science fiction.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2004
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Sahmthing...WAHNderful! Well, almost, anyway. Piece of pie.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2004
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Horrible sequel to the classic 2001.

| Original Score: 1/5

October 29, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

2001 was dull and mystifying. This is just dull.

| Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2003
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Surprisingly good sequel to an untouchable classic.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2003
Scott Weinberg

Not nearly the addicting mind-trip that "2001" is, but not half-bad in its own right.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002

The build-up to this and the initial moments on board are racked with a tension that's superbly handled by Hyams. He maintains the forbidding atmosphere well and his skills as a cinematographer are evident.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
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