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Sphere Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 5, 2008
An empty shell.
June 24, 2006
Three major stars being involved, it all wraps up happily but implausibly.
June 18, 2002
The ending, though emotionally satisfying, collapses under scrutiny. This lack of payoff is a real flaw in a film pitched to a discriminating sci-fi mentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2002
Given its situational premise -- outer space goes underwater -- Sphere is filled with visual potential, yet Levinson can't tap it. He's just a whole lot more comfortable trying to tame the human software than the technical hardware.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2001
As the umpteenth entrant in the We-Are-Not-Alone sweepstakes, Sphere feels awfully familiar because it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Somewhere out there, maybe there's a small cadre of film-goers who will appreciate Sphere's dubious charms, but I'm not among them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
While this is no quick-witted treat on a par with Mr. Levinson's Wag the Dog, it's a solid thriller with showy scientific overtones.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Sphere winds up just a load of balls.
January 1, 2000
The only excellence is in the acting, and even then the screenplay puts the characters through so many U-turns that dramatic momentum is impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
There are some things that humankind is just better off not knowing about.
February 13, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: D