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Apollo 13 Reviews

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September 26, 2002
But the visual impact here should pique the interest of plenty of other Hollywood filmmakers looking for a second life for their productions.
September 20, 2002
An irresistible combination of a rousing good story set on a truly grand scale.
September 20, 2002
If you thought Tom Hanks was just an ordinary big-screen star, wait until you've seen him eight stories tall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 20, 2002
The transfer to the IMAX screen diminishes none of the film's drama, which was always much more about human emotions than technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 20, 2002
The kind of history lesson that you wouldn't mind seeing again and again, no matter the format.
September 20, 2002
Suffice to say that after seeing this movie in IMAX form, you'll be more acquainted with the tiniest details of Tom Hanks' face than his wife is.
September 20, 2002
The special effects and many scenes of weightlessness look as good or better than in the original, while the Oscar-winning sound and James Horner's rousing score make good use of the hefty audio system.
September 20, 2002
The re-release of Ron Howard's Apollo 13 in the IMAX format proves absolutely that really, really, really good things can come in enormous packages.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
September 20, 2002
This story is larger-than-life to begin with, so it is enhanced by the new super-size format. The movie grabs you and doesn't let go for nearly two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 19, 2002
The sight of the spaceship on the launching pad is duly impressive in IMAX dimensions, as are shots of the astronauts floating in their cabins.
September 19, 2002
On a purely pictorial level, this is one of the best-looking IMAX movies ever.
September 19, 2002
Blowing up some 35mm films to an image 10 times larger could magnify their plot faults and performance shortcomings. But Apollo 13, with its taut cast, script and direction, profits from the process.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 5, 2002
New technology was used for the space program and, appropriately enough, new IMAX technology enlarges the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 3, 2002
It's a great American adventure and a wonderful film to bring to IMAX.
August 30, 2002
Vividly chronicles the most dramatic space flight in history.
July 27, 2002
A brilliant balance between true-life accuracy and movie-time excitement.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
May 12, 2001
It's easily Howard's best film.
April 17, 2001
A definite feel-good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
There is no denying that on many levels it is an extremely taut piece of filmmaking, but frequently it is too much about a situation and too little about the people in the situation.
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