2001: A Space Odyssey

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  141 min.
Release Date: April 6, 1968
DVD: August 25, 1998

Current rating: Rating: 4.63
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Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter

Synopsis

Stanley Kubrick's dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. Featuring a stunning meld of music and motion, the film was also Oscar nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits the prehistoric age-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.

Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

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  • 5 stars "A profound and sublime masterpiece. The greatest film ever made."
  • 5 stars "This movie remains one of my all-time favorites. I saw it when it first came out way back when, and it is still at the top of my list!! Superb, amazing, mind-blowing!"
  • 5 stars "What it was that Arthur C. Clark tried to achieve? - A belief that together we can make things better-Hope. - Or a belief that things will get better-Optimism. I saw this movie in a theater in Lisbon in 1973, I was 13 years old and I still remember...probably the best movie ever!"