For all the complicated CG wizardry and ostensibly visionary gloss...[Gravity] is aesthetically and structurally regressive.
| Original Score: C-
The gut-wrenching, immersive elements are almost above reproach, but ultimately it's all effect and little affect.
As Cuarón spells out in his intro: "Life in space is impossible". So is forming any emotional attachment to Gravity.
| Original Score: C
An escape from the past that is simultaneously a flight to no future.
| Original Score: 68/100
... a Worst-Space Scenario, in which everything that can go wrong does. It's basically 'Sandra Bullock and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Space Walk.'
| Original Score: C+
Bullock and Clooney are good at playing themselves, but it felt like they "phoned" it in making the film feel shallow. Some nice visuals, but nothing that we haven't seen in far better Space films.
Watching Gravity often feels like watching an especially long prep reel for Star Tours, without ever being allowed to board the ride.
| Original Score: b-
Alfonso Cuarón is among the world's finest, most versatile filmmakers, and someone who hasn't yet directed a dud. Gravity is quite OK too, but in the second tier of his work.
| Original Score: 2.5 stars
Much less than meets the eye. A victim once again of the professional critic's blurb machinery.
Can one smell bull**** in space?
We've seen films set in outer space before, but nothing has ever felt this real.
If the measure of a film's true greatness is how deeply it immerses you into a world we're unlikely to experience in reality, then Gravity is purely, simply one of the best movies ever made.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
And it must be said upfront: This experience needs to be taken in on the biggest, IMAX-iest screen possible
| Original Score: 4/4
Cuaron thrusts us into the heavens for an adventure so lifelike you can almost reach out and touch the stars. And who wouldn't want to reach out and touch George Clooney and Sandra Bullock?
| Original Score: A
You want to admire the technical achievement, except it never feels like a technical achievement. It just feels like you're there. And desperately want to leave.
| Original Score: A-
Gravity is very much an action adventure film, one very occasionally more meditative than most, but it's unashamed in its desire to thrill you.
Cuaron has broken extraordinary ground here, creating a film-going immersion in outer space that, at least for those of us who've gotten no closer than an airplane allows, feels unfailingly right.
| Original Score: *****
Cuaron is as eager to invoke primal, instinctual fear as he is to indulge lyrical, philosophical reflection.
This is a movie as much about death as it is about survival.
| Original Score: 4/5
As an immersive cinematic experience, Gravity is quite incredible. In terms of storytelling, however, it isn't quite out of this world.
| Original Score: 3.5/5