• Cappie Chamberlain

    ★★★★ Watched by Cappie Chamberlain 01 Nov, 2014

    This rating is based on my first time viewing experience, not on a contextualised, pondered and deeply thought over viewing of which this film deserves. It requires time and space to breathe, grow and be rewatched.

    On a first experience, it has WOW factor. The visuals are breathtaking - it is so far ahead of its time that we are seemingly still catching up to the visual effects and photographic wizardry put to screen here. Throughout the entire viewing I…

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  • Jack Caulfield

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jack Caulfield 31 Oct, 2014

    Fun fact about 2001 I learned on this re-watch; the actual dimensions of the monolith as described in Arthur C. Clarke's book match exactly the aspect ratio Kubrick presents the film in. So in a sense (who knows if it was intended or not), you're watching the entire fucking movie through the monolith! What the fuck Kubrick? Genius.

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  • Samuel

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Samuel 31 Oct, 2014

    Finally got this on Blu Ray. I watch this between every couple years and with each watch I like it more.

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  • Renato Gaiarsa

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Renato Gaiarsa 29 Oct, 2014 1

    Twice in a year at the big screen doesn't seem enough!

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  • Jeremie Richard

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jeremie Richard 29 Oct, 2014

    What can you say about this film that hasn't been said already? It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that 2001 is unquestionably the most influential science fiction film of all time. Nor would It be hyperbole in stating that this may be one of the best directed films in the history of the cinematic arts. I mean this is a directors movie in every sense of the word. Visually, it's one of the more stunning films to look at…

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  • James Derbyshire

    ★★★★★ Added by James Derbyshire

    2001: A Space Odyssey is to date the greatest visual and spiritual achievement created through the medium of film.

    The cinematography is as awe inspiring now as I'm sure it was in 1968 and has aged far more gracefully than many other blockbuster space dramas like Alien or Star Wars.

    The images are matched by the soundtrack which is grand and epic, the film borrows from various forms of cinema, from the silent era to techniques that Stanley Kubrick himself…

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  • Joe Koski

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joe Koski 28 Oct, 2014 2

    Mind-Blown.

    How have I waited this long to see this flawless film? HOW!?!?!

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  • Luke MacKenzie

    ★★★★★ Watched by Luke MacKenzie 28 Oct, 2014 2

    This was brilliant, all Stanley Kubrick films I see are brilliant I still haven't seen a bad one, Kubrick is a brilliant director, I really loved the unique way he filmed 2001 a space Odyssey, the way he used camera angles to simulate zero gravity, it really did look like they were in space. I thought some of the extreme close ups of HAL 9000, and the POV shots from HAL, it helped convey him as the bad guy. Also…

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  • Jack Ando

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jack Ando 26 Oct, 2014

    Finally experienced this in a movie theater. Don't think I'll ever be able to watch it any other way.

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  • pinkshark

    ★★★★★ Watched by pinkshark 25 Oct, 2014

    I have a picturephone too

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  • SrAsparagus

    ★★★★★ Watched by SrAsparagus 26 Oct, 2014

    Insanely good. 2001 came from an era where people didn't yet realize that drugs are bad for you. I saw the movie at the Castro Theatre where, right afterward, they were playing Tree of Life as a double feature. That juxtaposition makes perfect sense.

    What strikes most about 2001 are the truly amazing special effects that do not look dated in the slightest. The play with gravity and the long shots of space are mesmerizing even by today's standards.

    Beyond…

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  • bluevoid

    ★★½ Watched by bluevoid 28 Jun, 2008

    It's one of those films which I ought to have seen years ago, but it somehow alluded me. I had high hopes going in since its a Kubrick film, whom I'm a fan of, and its supposed to be the greatest sci-fi movie of all time. So, unfortunately I was very disappointed. I found the entire film to be extremely, almost unfetchably boring. I guess I'm missing some major point to the movie, and I suppose that makes me less…

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