2010 Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 3, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
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 | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 20, 2009
...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 | Original Score: 7/10
Clint Morris
Moviehole
October 26, 2008
A wholly thrilling, beautifully shot sequel to a sci-fi classic
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
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
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 11, 2005
| Original Score: C+
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 29, 2005
Scheider does a fine job in an above average film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 19, 2004
A wondrous piece of science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
July 1, 2004
Sahmthing...WAHNderful! Well, almost, anyway. Piece of pie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 7, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003
Surprisingly good sequel to an untouchable classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Not nearly the addicting mind-trip that "2001" is, but not half-bad in its own right.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
This Hyams film is imminently watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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