Gravity

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Don't let go.

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).

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...

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Awards

Best Director, Visual Effects, Sound Mix, Sound Editing, Cinematography, Editing and Original Score, Academy Awards 2014; Best British Film, Director, Original Music, Cinematography, Visual Effects and Sound, BAFTAs 2014; Best Director, Golden Globes 2014; Future Film Festival Digital Award at Venice Film Festival 2013

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Science Fiction, Thriller

91mins

Rating: M Survival themes, disturbing images and coarse language

USA

Official Site

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.

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.

Time Out London

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This isn’t just the best-looking film of the year, it’s one of the most awe-inspiring achievements in the history of special-effects cinema. So it’s a shame that – as is so often the case with groundbreaking effects movies – the emotional content can’t quite match up to the visual.

Variety

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The director’s long-overdue follow-up to “Children of Men” is at once a nervy experiment in blockbuster minimalism and a film of robust movie-movie thrills, restoring a sense of wonder, terror and possibility to the bigscreen.

Empire (UK)

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Gravity asks for nothing more than your surrender. Be seated, don your 3D glasses (and 3D is its medium), and let it unfold. No prior knowledge required.

Guardian (UK)

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The film thrums with an ongoing existential dread. And yet, tellingly, Cuaron's film contains a top-note of compassion that strays at times towards outright sentimentality.

Hollywood Reporter

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At once the most realistic and beautifully choreographed film ever set in space, Gravity is a thrillingly realized survival story spiked with interludes of breath-catching tension and startling surprise.

The Dissolve (USA)

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In short, it's one hell of a ride.

At The Movies (Australia)

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Despite flaws, Gravity is an amazing experience.

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The spectacle has everyone in a spin over Gravity but aside from its stunning visuals there is nothing much on offer here.


one of the worst films I've seen in years ...

Amazing effects combined with a ridiculous story drive the viewer to fast-forward through the last one-third film as life is too short. Not even the endearing Sandra Bullock can save it.


Over Hyped

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.


Technically impressive, lacks clout

Indeed a technical feat, and tense for the most, but I didn't get into it much at all - just didn't find myself invested, and instead distracted by the artifice.


Houston in the Blind

All the hype leans toward Gravity scooping the Oscars next year, best film, best actresses and more. Now, I not one for hype but I had to check this movie out.

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 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.


Gravity

Alfonso Cuaron's follow-up to the fantastic post-apocalyptic sci-fi Children of Men received critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. James Cameron naming it "the best space movie ever". While maybe not as great as Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gravity is an exhilarating science-fiction thriller. Alfonso Cuaron is a director to definitely keep an eye on. For the short screen-time he has, George Clooney is great as Matt, an astronaut who's space shuttle is destroyed, floating through space with Ryan, played by Sandra Bullock who gives a good performance, trying to survive this terrifying situation. The movie also looks stunning. Some of the best CGI I've seen in a while. Gravity needs to seen in IMAX 3D, It's worth the extra bucks. Gravity is a 5 star cinematic experience but a 4 star movie overall. While I was entertained, I wasn't amazed as much as I wanted to. I still highly recommend you see Gravity.


In A Class Of Its Own

This is the most amazing,suspenseful,gripping movie that I have seen for a long time.Only two actors,no action,not much story but Wow,it delivers something not seen before.It is best seen on the big screen and in 3D.

I am of to see it again,it is that good.


Not for those with claustraphobia or vertigo

I thoroughly enjoyed this mix of chick flick and action movie (a strange marriage at any time). The FX are seriously impressive and Sandra is her empathetic best. Mr Clooney's character is just a little overcooked in my view but given the limited cast (2 + small number of disembodied voices) this is a captivating movie.


Visually Impressive

Visuals alone give it 5 stars (must see it in 3D), story line was pretty standard I thought but very watchable.


Mind Blowing!!! Must See of 2013!!!

This has to be one of my favorite films this year! Sandra Bullock delivers an amazing performance from beginning to end! The way in which the film has been shot so that you are so close to action its in your face its edge of your seat viewing at its best!! The film is sooo enthralling and gripping that by the time it come to the climactic end you sit and watch the credits roll and suddenly it dawns on you just how well the actors performed and how exhilarating the film was that it only seemed like 20min had passed, a movie with so few actors yet soooo much action and suspense there is no doubt this film will be remembered for a very long time and be rewarded with plenty of golden figurines!!!!