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G| 2 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

Cast: Keir Dullea , Gary Lockwood , William Sylvester , Daniel Richter , Leonard Rossiter , Douglas Rain , Margaret Tyzack , Robert Beatty

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Warner Home Vídeo, Criterion Collection, Warner Bros., Metro Goldwyn Mayer

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Release Date: April 2nd, 1968|2 hr. 19 min.

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    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Only a few films are transcendent, and work upon our minds and imaginations like music or prayer or a vast belittling landscape...Alone among science-fiction movies, 2001 is not concerned with thrilling us, but with inspiring our awe. show more

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    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A masterpiece that can still leave you dizzy with wonder. As much as any movie ever made, this visionary science-fiction tale of space travel and first contact with extraterrestrial life is a spellbinding experience. show more

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    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Watching this film demands two qualities that are sadly lacking in all but the most mature and sophisticated audiences: patience and a willingness to ponder the meaning of what's transpiring on screen. 2001 is awe inspiring, but it is most definitely not a "thrill ride." It is art, it is a statement, and it is indisputably a cinematic classic. show more

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