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Space Station (2002)

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78

Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 2

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Most people will never know what it's like to be floating 220 miles above the Earth and moving at speeds up to 17,500 mph, but now you too can experience the wonder and amazement of space as you join a crew of skilled astronauts traveling to the International Space Station. Hosted by Tom Cruise, this video takes viewers to the futuristic laboratory where future technologies are perfected and existing problems solved by a combination of dedication, bravery, and innovation. So get suited up and

Jul 19, 2005

$90.0M

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (3) | DVD (7)

At its best, Space Station captures the point of view of the space travelers, conveying a sense of awesome mystery and unlimited possibility.

July 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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A disappointment for a movie that should have been the ultimate IMAX trip.

May 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
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As a simulation though, Space Station 3-D definitely takes you to a different place.

April 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Outer-space buffs might love this film, but others will find its pleasures intermittent.

April 24, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Makes even the claustrophobic on-board quarters seem fun.

April 24, 2002
Washington Post
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It's one thing to read about or rail against the ongoing - and unprecedented - construction project going on over our heads. It's quite another to feel physically caught up in the process.

April 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday
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Visually breathtaking.

April 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It's nice to know there's actually somewhere on this earth -- OK, above this earth -- where America is cooperating with other countries rather than p***ing them off.

November 4, 2003
Creative Loafing

A sense of peace pervades every element of this movie, from astronauts' chats to the gentle floating shots of the station.

October 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Observer

Everywhere the camera looks there is something worth seeing.

June 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Big Movie Zone
Big Movie Zone

Succeeds very well in its primary aim of making us gasp.

June 11, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

If you ever wanted to be an astronaut, this is the ultimate movie experience - it's informative and breathtakingly spectacular.

June 7, 2002 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

The closest thing to the experience of space travel

June 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

The 3D images only enhance the film's otherworldly quality, giving it a strange combo of you-are-there closeness with the disorienting unreality of the seemingly broken-down fourth wall of the movie screen.

June 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The immersive powers of the giant screen and its hyper-realistic images are put to perfect use in the breathtakingly beautiful outer-space documentary Space Station 3D.

May 14, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Good, -- * Interviews with DP Neihouse and Astronaut Susan Helms *

May 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

The 3-D vistas from orbit, with the space station suspended like a huge set of wind chimes over the great blue globe, are stanzas of breathtaking, awe-inspiring visual poetry.

April 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

IMAX films can sometimes feel like a gimmick, but this is one subject that demands a scope as big as the imagination.

April 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Here's a self-congratulatory 3D IMAX rah-rah.

April 25, 2002
New Times

Anyone who ever fantasized about space travel but can't afford the $20 million ticket to ride a Russian rocket should catch this IMAX offering.

April 23, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Space Station

The first space adventure from IMAX was worth the wait. This documentary film chronicling the first stages of construction of Space Station Alpha from the launch of Zarya to the Expedition Two crew was incredible. I watched this at Gold Coast's Dreamworld and wished it should have English subtitles on.
May 11, 2009
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A little boring at times and the 3D isn't consistently good, but it's still cool to see space like this. I watched it on Blu-ray 3D. Even though I saw this in IMAX 3D when it came out about a decade ago, I don't remember it. I'm sure the experience is much more worthy in IMAX.
February 4, 2012
Kevin Mozulay

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It's pretty short and doesn't go into a lot of detail, but I guess it was made for the imagery, which was coo, however, I didn't see it in IMAX, just in my living room...
October 16, 2010
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