2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's ambitious science-fiction epic, billed as "a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite".

Kubrick starts with human's prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millenia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted realms of spacey.

Best Special Visual Effects, Academy Awards 1969
1968Rating: G141 minsUK, USA
Science FictionClassic

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Total Film

Total Film

With the release of Stanley Kubrick's enigmatic space spectacle in 1968, the science-fiction film finally came of age.

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Time Out

Time Out

Lingers on the mind like a tall, black riddle: Where are the new bones, the new tools, that will take us higher? Do we even deserve them?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Somewhere between hypnotic and immensely boring.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Like all good speculations, it leaves the spectator up in the air with a tantalising vision as food for thought.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The film creates its effects essentially out of visuals and music. It is meditative. It does not cater to us, but wants to inspire us, enlarge us.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Awesome, influential, mind-blowing, cool, obsessional, pretentious.

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