• rogueengineer

    ★★★ Rewatched by rogueengineer 27 Jul, 2014

    I recognize the cultural significance of this film and I'm greatful for all the films that it inspired. The third act with HAL is perfect as a short film and I find all the visuals amazing especially for 1968, but I think the film leaves too much unsaid to be understood without external knowledge about the wider story.

    Wikipedia: Kubrick considers it to be "a visual, nonverbal experience" that avoids the spoken word in order to reach the viewer's subconscious…


  • sleepingjamie

    ★★½ Rewatched by sleepingjamie 24 Jul, 2014

    For me, this is not the sum if it's parts. Each individual element is great but leaves you cold emotionally and bored narratively. But the model work and effects are tremendous even now. It's a real achievement but unfortunately it's a film that I admire rather than actually like. I don't know how to rate this. The music and space sequences are amazing but the story tapers off and ends with a 10 minute light show. Either 1 star or 5 stars. Take your pick.


  • Josh Spiegel

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Josh Spiegel 27 Jul, 2014

    Two points upon watching this for the umpteenth time:

    1. Douglas Rain's complex vocal performance somehow never gets quite the right amount of love, aside from the easy homages and impressions of "I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave." So many emotions in his reading of "Of course I am" in response to Dave Bowman asking if HAL is still doing the necessary psychological reports on the crew.

    2. Keir Dullea isn't called upon to do too much acting--none of…


  • VChile

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by VChile 26 Jul, 2014

    How else do you celebrate Kubrick's birthday?


  • chelsea

    ★★★ Added by chelsea

    honestly the hal part is the best the rest you can take it or leave it


  • Dimitri Hatgis

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dimitri Hatgis 24 Jul, 2014

    The enduring, ultimate film experience.


  • adambrowne

    ★★★★★ Added by adambrowne

    yeah, a boring addition, I know - but my presence here has to begin with this magnificent and almost perfect film.

    Been thinking recently about how the film has dated; which it hasn't - it's a hermetic world that survives after the date in which it's nominally set, just as 1984 did - except in the respect of the female parts - the women are almost universally in the role of server - stewardess etc etc.

    So in that sense…


  • Max Mckenzie

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Max Mckenzie 24 Jul, 2014

    Y'Think Glazer might have seen this once or twice?

    But I have no idea what i could possibly write about this. It is unlike anything that has come before it or after. Every human being should be required to watch this film. The ending was so incredible I almost wept.


  • Joseph Wythe

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joseph Wythe 22 Jul, 2014

    Some of the best lighting I have ever seen in film. Definitely a classic.


  • greycamille

    ★★★★½ Watched by greycamille 22 Jul, 2014

    Lo he vuelto a hacer....


  • Massafaka

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Massafaka 10 Dec, 2007

    Ziemlich genialer Film, jedoch extrem langwierig, wenn man genug Sitzfleisch mitbringt wunderbar, darf jedoch nicht zu oft gesehen werden.


  • linkmang

    ★★★★★ Added by linkmang

    I thought the disc as broken with the five-minute black screen intro.