Great directing, terrific pacing, and two big movie stars on top of their games.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Park said on Monday, March 31, 2014 9:46:47 PM
I know this is a long winded comment but I think this is important, so I'd ask the moderator to please not delete my comment. To several of the comments below this one: the movie was almost uniformly well received by astronomers and astrophysicists for the things it got right, of which there are many and which for some reason you neglected to mention. Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of the most passionate, respected astrophysicists we have addressed the movie's goofs, minus the vitriol, but said that overall it got many things correct and overall he really liked it. NASA astronaut Mike Massimino- who has nearly 15 hours of spacewalk time- shares Tyson’s view. If you go into a fictional Hollywood movie expecting a documentary, of course you are going to leave the theater disappointed, but that says more about your failure to temper your expectations than it does about the movie. You are clearly trying to appear "counter-culture”, which is a euphemism for a know-it-all contrarian. The fact is most of the scientist opinions I've seen discuss the way space is illustrated in this movie because they want to make science LESS intimidating, an effort that you are directly undermining by alienating those very non-scientists with inexplicably strident elitism. You can’t say you are concerned about the state of scientific literacy in this country while at the same time nourishing the very problem you claim to oppose with your needlessly condescending- and apparently uneducated- tone. Or, you could, but don't expect to convince many thoughtful people to take you seriously. Everyone is allowed to express their opinion, and you are of course entitled to participate in your own bad ideas. Just know that many actual scientists, including the only man worthy of bearing the mantle of Carl Sagan’s successor, fully reject your self-destructive conceit.
Ryan said on Monday, December 09, 2013 8:45:09 AM
Gravity is a terrific film with great special effects and tells a compelling story. My only gripe with Gravity is that it starts of too quickly but after that it paced terrifically.
Vasavi said on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:53:55 PM
This movie is so well balanced from Sci-Fi to the classical emotions film. Some of the most phenomenal scenes that we have seen of space, movie or Nat-Geo. But, on the other side, heard former expert say that many specifications where wrong from the reality in the Space Station or Space Walks.
Matthew said on Sunday, November 03, 2013 2:00:51 PM
Best movie of the yeah after Spring Breakers! Great review
Frank said on Saturday, November 02, 2013 9:43:20 PM
What in God's name is everyone raving about? This movie is totally implausible. It has a laughable plotline and characters that are not even developed. Can we please have someone from NASA write their review instead of these a** kissing movie critics? Are the movie critics putting on the blinders just because this is a predominately hispanic group of filmakers?
larry said on Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:14:12 AM
what a boring movie this was truly a waste of money. what was the purpose of this movie? I dozed off a couple of times during this one.
Reply from Richard Roeper
What was the PURPOSE of the movie? If you were awake, you might have had a better understanding.
In my experience I've learned it's much better to watch movies with your eyes open.
Rafael said on Friday, October 11, 2013 9:54:22 PM
Loved this movie! But could put it into the Masterpiece group if the writers gave a little more time to the movie to develop the characters so I care more for them specially Clooney. The show of the movie are the impressive special effects and Sandra!
John Walles said on Friday, October 11, 2013 12:52:30 AM
Richard, fabulous special effects don't make a movie. There is no plot. Manic depressive becomes an astronaut, skip hops to two separate space stations, realizes she misses her dead daughter and makes it back alive, alone. Bullock's performance was great, but the plot left me as cold as the space setting.
Calvin said on Sunday, October 06, 2013 4:08:21 PM
Alfonso Cuaron is a brilliant filmmaker whose career maybe as boundless as space itself. Mr. Cuaron has crafted "Gravity" into a spectacular movie-going experience with jaw-dropping special effects and first-rate story-telling precision. That being said, it's actually Sandra Bullock's performance that steals the show. This a powerfully gripping film with Bullock giving one of her finest triumphs as an actor. This is a must-see!!