The Black Hole Reviews

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August 27, 2020
More unsettling and confusing than it is fascinating.
May 27, 2020
The Black Hole may look like 20 million bucks, but its scenario is worth about 20 cents.
August 14, 2019
The end result of this recipe -- cooked with very little conviction, but with a generous budget -- is one more chapter in a story that has been told before. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 19, 2019
No matter what its story means to tell us about the sterility of science and the tyranny of the computer, The Black Hole is executed with such impersonal craftsmanship that it ends up on the side of the machines.
September 25, 2014
Desperately tries to fuse Disney's characteristic kiddie funtime japery with Star Wars-style action and world-building.
April 7, 2012
Despite Oscar nominations for cinematography and visual effects, the Black Hole, an attempt to cash in on the sucess of Star Wars, leaves much to be desired.
March 9, 2009
It is good to see the Disney craftsmen doing what they do best on such a grand and risky scale. If one has time for only one space opera this season, this is the one to choose.
March 9, 2009
The problem...is that the protagonist, Schell, is nuts, and we find it difficult to root for him. The other characters are never fully developed, and so the picture becomes a triumph of style over substance.
November 22, 2007
Is let down by the weak script.
October 13, 2007
The science of this fiction is as hokey as the drama, but the imaginative art design and excellent special effects are magnificent.
July 23, 2007
An elegant, if stubbornly unexciting, popcorn-muncher that flips into a chin-scratcher, with a crew of mostly bland heroes.
February 14, 2007
Ranks among the very best films to come from the post-Star Wars sci-fi boom.
August 19, 2006
...ultimately revealed to be an underrated and surprisingly dark Disney effort.
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February 9, 2006
Disney's most ambitious and costly production to date -- about a spaceship crew which encounters a Black Hole and a long-lost madman -- and if looks were everything, you could hardly fault it.
June 2, 2005
For-its-time state of the art effects help flat story and acting.
May 9, 2005
May 9, 2005
It cost half as much as Star Trek and looks better -- not as lavish, perhaps, but more original. The special effects are fancy, and the design even more so.
March 23, 2005
October 23, 2004
Takes us all the way to the rim of space only to bog us down in a talky melodrama whipped up out of mad scientists and haunted houses.
September 1, 2004
Even as a fantasy-lovin' boy of 14, I was bored silly by this movie, and a repeat viewing just last week revealed that the film has, if anything, gotten worse over time.
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