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2001: A Space Odyssey Reviews

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May 26, 2018
Revisiting 2001: A Space Odyssey on its 50th anniversary in 70mm is a real trip... It is an enthralling marriage of music, imagery, sound and philosophy.
May 21, 2018
The film is a journey through outer space, but it is also a journey through cinematic space. It conjures the future by making you sit through its vision of the future, spending time just being in it.
May 18, 2018
With its non-traditional structure, characters who come and go and epic timespan, 2001 is very much an arty extravaganza with mainstream appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 17, 2018
It's a glorious technical and creative achievement, and its impact on the arts is incalculable - but I found myself fidgeting. Yes, I'm a heathen, bite me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2018
Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the best film of all-time?
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
April 5, 2018
As awe-inspiring as 2001 is in its own terms, it's only when you measure it against its peers that you can appreciate how much Kubrick achieved.
Top Critic
April 3, 2018
The movie is carried by images you'll never forget: the monolith, the space stations waltzing to Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" and the long "Star Gate" sequence, featuring a hurricane of lights and images that were once thought trippy.
January 30, 2018
A great deal of skill and ingenuity went into this amazing voyage to nowhere.
April 4, 2017
A masterpiece for the ages, it's bereft of a time, or period, and unfolds a compelling and brilliant tale while also challenging audiences every single time.
April 11, 2016
With its breathtaking photography and a still-unparalleled sense of wonder, the film demonstrated Kubrick's single-minded focus to inspire awe in his audience.
April 11, 2016
The point of 2001 is not its drama but its philosophical experience and the monumental questions of historical discourse it evokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 31, 2016
A visual masterpiece, weakened by a glacial pace and an ambiguous ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 16, 2016
I shall go and see it again as soon as possible, for one thing is clear. Man has shrunk space, but Kubrick has expanded the cinema.
December 1, 2014
Kubrick's spaceships are perhaps little more than Airfix models, but he makes them majestic, even awesome in the proper sense of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 29, 2014
It's an overpowering experience, awe-inspiringly photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth, groundbreakingly enhanced by Douglas Trumbull.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 28, 2014
Top marks for craftsmanship is an understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2014
Kubrick leaves usual considerations behind with his readiness to imagine a post-human future.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 18, 2014
Notoriously baffling yet oddly compelling...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2014
2001 will emerge from its initial long-run Cinerama engagements and subsequent extended runs as one of MGM's all-time box office hits ...
August 11, 2014
One of the true monoliths of all cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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