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Gravity Reviews

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J. Olson
April 12, 2016
The film's impressiveness begins and ends with its sizzle-reel mentality, never amounting to much more than a dazzling technical exercise starring some really famous people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups
April 18, 2016
Gravity dazzles with images that place us at the center of space flight...but keeps yanking us into a contrived fantasy version of space in which, among other things, the world's space stations are all lined up, like a low-orbit trailer park.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 of 5
Jake Cole
Movie Mezzanine
February 5, 2014
For all the complicated CG wizardry and ostensibly visionary gloss...[Gravity] is aesthetically and structurally regressive.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
September 10, 2013
The gut-wrenching, immersive elements are almost above reproach, but ultimately it's all effect and little affect.
Erick Weber
Final Cut on Film
October 3, 2013
As Cuarón spells out in his intro: "Life in space is impossible". So is forming any emotional attachment to Gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Jardine
March 4, 2014
An escape from the past that is simultaneously a flight to no future.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
October 4, 2013
... a Worst-Space Scenario, in which everything that can go wrong does. It's basically 'Sandra Bullock and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Space Walk.'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
October 4, 2013
Bullock and Clooney are good at playing themselves, but it felt like they "phoned" it in making the film feel shallow. Some nice visuals, but nothing that we haven't seen in far better Space films.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
September 13, 2013
Watching Gravity often feels like watching an especially long prep reel for Star Tours, without ever being allowed to board the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: b-
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
October 7, 2013
Alfonso Cuarón is among the world's finest, most versatile filmmakers, and someone who hasn't yet directed a dud. Gravity is quite OK too, but in the second tier of his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5 stars
Louis Proyect
October 17, 2013
Much less than meets the eye. A victim once again of the professional critic's blurb machinery.
Thelma Adams
November 12, 2013
Can one smell bull**** in space?
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
Beautiful and poetic, the image of small humans in fathomless space is also elegiac and eventually frightening.
Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald
May 16, 2016
Gravity becomes a character study driven by a riveting central performance and a radical thrill ride delivered with near real-time urgency which thrusts you through its implausibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eileen Jones
The Jacobin
November 8, 2013
The environment is entirely alien, the technology necessary to live in it has gone far beyond our ken, and humans float around haplessly waiting for the next systemic breakdown... It's hard not to identify with that set of circumstances.
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 27, 2016
It's the very definition of a thriller, from the mysterious locale to the unpredictably tumultuous events containing no hope of survival.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Hughes
August 5, 2014
You don't have to love sci-fi to love Gravity, you just have to love the power of cinema to provide a transcendent experience.
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
We've seen films set in outer space before, but nothing has ever felt this real.
Travis Hopson
October 3, 2013
If the measure of a film's true greatness is how deeply it immerses you into a world we're unlikely to experience in reality, then Gravity is purely, simply one of the best movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
October 2, 2013
And it must be said upfront: This experience needs to be taken in on the biggest, IMAX-iest screen possible
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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