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      2001: A Space Odyssey

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      92% Tomatometer 119 Reviews 89% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      One of the most influential of all sci-fi films -- and one of the most controversial -- Stanley Kubrick's 2001 is a delicate, poetic meditation on the ingenuity -- and folly -- of mankind.

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      Charles Champlin Los Angeles Times Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is the picture which science-fiction enthusiasts of every age and in every corner of the world have prayed (sometimes forlornly) that the industry might one day give them. Jun 28, 2019 Full Review Bilge Ebiri Village Voice The film is a journey through outer space, but it is also a journey through cinematic space. It conjures the future by making you sit through its vision of the future, spending time just being in it. May 21, 2018 Full Review Richard Roud Guardian Speculation and ambiguity are fine, but it does rather look as if Kubrick and his co-writer, Arthur C. Clarke, just haven't thought it through. May 3, 2018 Full Review Noah Berlatsky Splice Today 2001’s canonical standing is inseparable from Kubrick’s icy formal perfection—the regimentation and control that make the movie itself, and its creator, feel like an unscalable monolith. Apr 5, 2023 Full Review Adrían Massanet Espinof A film made by an emotionless android, one who observes passionless from above and wants it to be known at all times that an inimitable genius is behind the camera. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2.5/5 Feb 6, 2023 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation A landmark of science fiction cinema, a quaint artifact of the 1960s and undeniably one of the most beautiful, majestic films of all time. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 16, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Diego R One the best films to come out of 68. Stanley Kubrick is an absolute genius.. definitely one of the great.🫶 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review Sp33dwagon My favorite Kubrick film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review robert r that it still seems new after 58 years Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Ego Human Error at its finest. 🐙 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/26/23 Full Review Derek G Absolute Masterpiece! This is not a film in which one can watch and expect to be super entertained with lots of action and riveting dialogue. No this film is a cerebral work of Art! A visual hypnotic experience! Its all about the visuals and the sound and how it just sucks you in and hypnotizes you. I love it. I cant do the film justice, there are so many other people who can delve into this fi and its hidden meanings and such. I just recommend just watching it and experiencing it for yourself! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review William H Just incredible seeing it on the big screen after watching it on televisions and laptops so many times. This is the only science fiction movie. Everything else is just fantasy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
      Director
      Stanley Kubrick
      Screenwriter
      Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick
      Distributor
      Warner Home Vídeo, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., Criterion Collection
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Stanley Kubrick Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 2, 1968, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      May 18, 2018
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 6, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.3M
      Runtime
      2h 19m
      Sound Mix
      Magnetic Stereo 6 Track, Mono, Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      70mm
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