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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star as two lone astronauts stranded in the terrifying expanse of space after satellite debris wipes out their shuttle. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men).... More
Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is on her first shuttle mission while Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) is in command of his last flight before retiring. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes and the shuttle is destroyed leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. All links to Earth are lost and their oxygen supply gradually empties. As panic sets in, the pair realise the only way home may be to go further out...Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
One of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve had in the cinema in recent memory, Gravity made me realise how few and far between the best moments in other event films of late have really been. That’s not because Gravity boasts freaking awesome special effects, that it gets more out of its 3D and IMAX presentation than other pics or subjects the audience to repeated, sustained vertiginous sequences - though it does all these things in spades, any of which in isolation are the equal of highlights seen elsewhere.... More
What makes Gravity such compelling, engrossing and nerve-wracking viewing is how immersive and believable every minute of its running time is. That this is accomplished with the simplest of stories - survival in space - shows that in the hands of director Alfonso Cuarón no amount of world-building can compete with the vastness and deadliness of space as he portrays it. Much has been made of his enthusiasm for long sustained shots, and they’re employed here to spectacularly sink you right into the awe-inspiring, fear-instilling setting - eyeballs lapping up its scale, gut churning and mind boggling at the physics of zero-gravity and the effects of inertia and velocity.
To Sandra Bullock, stranded in orbit, the emptiness, absence and nothingness around her aren’t just an environment, but what she could experience at any moment - the end of her existence. Her performance brings to life the sheer terror this entails, a role that sees her do so much that’s integral to making the film tick despite minimal interaction and a perfectly slender amount of character development. Gravity could have been a great thrill-ride, but thanks to Cuarón and Bullock it’s a hell of a lot more, with a human element to match its many breath-taking and white-knuckle moments.Hide
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BY thorinoak superstar
The spectacle has everyone in a spin over Gravity but aside from its stunning visuals there is nothing much on offer here.
BY The_Chihuahua superstar
With all the hype from people and reviews about this movie I was expecting it to be fabulous. Well the only thing fabulous about this movie was the ending. Sandra Bullocks body is hot. The rest of the movie was ice cold and far fetched. The only gravity i felt was my attention slowly disappearing into space.
BY Rhys-Rushton superstar
The verdict. I liked it. It was the first time (for me) that a space odyssey type movie has come out that let the audience experience the loneliness, despair and expanse of space and from the perspective of an in-experienced astronaut.
Will it beat out the action movies like Wolverine or the less action pact Captain Philips? Well... More sadly, going by the Oscars track record (and considering the judges are approaching their 70’s) it’s likely. Still Gravity was an entertaining watch.
A firmly grounded 3/5 from me.Hide
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