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2010 Reviews

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TIME Magazine
August 3, 2011
Flash: There is intelligent life in outer space. More, anyway, than in this amiable footnote of a movie.

TV 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

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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 4, 2010
A much slicker, studio-friendly job than the first one was, with its much more famous cast, and its easier aesthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 9, 2009
What is 2010 but a conservative Cold War "message" flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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Variety Staff
November 3, 2008
A hodge-podge of bits and pieces.
Clint Morris
October 26, 2008
A wholly thrilling, beautifully shot sequel to a sci-fi classic
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 29, 2005
Scheider does a fine job in an above average film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A lot of care has gone into it, but it has no satirical substructure to match that of the Kubrick film, and which was eventually responsible for that film's continuing popularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 29, 2003
Horrible sequel to the classic 2001.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2003
2001 was dull and mystifying. This is just dull.
| Original Score: 2/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003
Surprisingly good sequel to an untouchable classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Not nearly the addicting mind-trip that "2001" is, but not half-bad in its own right.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
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
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