2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968)

The ultimate trip.

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

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.Hide

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BY yuefei superstar

A fascinating and immersive yet confusing cinematic experience directed by the one and only: Stanley Kubrick, which is reason enough for it to be classified as a classic.

The film takes the viewer through cinematography of indescribable beauty and brooding soundtracks which work hand in hand to create an atmospheric and surreal (I'll also add majestic and profound) journey through man's space, dealing with themes such as humanity, mystery, death, birth, and life along the way.

This film is... More pretty much asking to be rewatched, and hopefully from a second viewing I'll discover more about this (not lightly labelled) masterpiece.Hide


BY delarge101 superstar

2001: A Space Odyssey remains the best sci-fi film ever made, thanks to revolutionary special effects, meticulously crafted sound design, a passion for the intimidating beauty of the unknown and a keen sense of adventure; despite making you feel like you had to be around at the time to fully absorb its genius and impact.


BY munchkin superstar

Out of all his works this is the one I love the most a true scifi classic that has parts ripped of today in comedys and other sci fi films way ahead of his time


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95% of critics recommend.
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  • With the release of Stanley Kubrick's enigmatic space spectacle in 1968, the science-fiction film finally came of age. Full Review

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

  • 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? Full Review

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