December 3, 2020
A few twists and unpredictable scenarios pop up to keep the intrigue alive for an impressive length, but a lack of solid character development and plot cheapens the momentum.
August 30, 2018
The screenwriters fill this chamber piece in space with loads of sentimentality.
December 3, 2017
The hype for Cuarón's ambitious Gravity has been . . . well . . . out of this world. Critics have fallen over themselves praising the film and I went into the theater expecting very big things indeed. I hate to say this, but I didn't love it.
September 26, 2017
Whatever is achieved here visually is never really matched by a profound narrative.
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.
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.
March 4, 2014
An escape from the past that is simultaneously a flight to no future.
February 5, 2014
For all the complicated CG wizardry and ostensibly visionary gloss...[Gravity] is aesthetically and structurally regressive.
October 17, 2013
Much less than meets the eye. A victim once again of the professional critic's blurb machinery.
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.
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.
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.'
October 3, 2013
As Cuarón spells out in his intro: "Life in space is impossible". So is forming any emotional attachment to Gravity.
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.