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March 12, 2011
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November 08, 2008
i give it five stars
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A major achievement in cinematography and special effects, 2001 lacks dramatic appeal and only conveys suspense after the halfway mark; Kubrick must receive all the praise - and take all the blame. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Maintains its artistic magnificence after more than 30 years. Full Review
James Berardinelli
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. Full Review
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
This is the way this ground-breaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm. Full Review
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. Full Review
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