• Nathan Diaz

    ★★★★★ Added by Nathan Diaz

    One of my favorite movies of all time. The cinematography is beautiful, HAL 9000....best villain I've ever seen, the visual style is outstanding, the direction is near perfection, the acting is surprisingly great....everything that you can think of from a Stanley Kubrick movie, it's right at your alley.

    However, it may not be for everyone, but if you love movies from Stanley Kubrick and slow paced art house films, this movie is for you.

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  • SilentDawn

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by SilentDawn 18 Oct, 2014 12

    Part Five Of Preparing (As Much as Humanly Possible) For Interstellar

    Very few films, in all of cinematic history, have confounded, mesmerized, and lifted audiences to a height like Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Personally, while I enjoy Eyes Wide Shut more, that doesn't mean that it's better. 2001, without a doubt, is Kubrick's best work. Everyone has a favorite Kubrick, and that's fine, but I can't see anyone arguing with 2001 being his finest achievement as an…

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  • Tales Carvalho

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Tales Carvalho 18 Oct, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Angelo Lopez

    ★★★★★ Added by Angelo Lopez

    Perfect visual, spiritual and intellectual experience. The best movie ever made.

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  • Chris

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Chris 15 Oct, 2014

    As delightfully crazy as the moon landing deniers and DARKSIDE OF THE MOON are, I find them to be huge compliments to Kubrick and 2001. Kubrick and Co. succeeded in not only bringing unprecedented images to the screen but also in making you feel like you are there at so many impossible moments.

    I can't think of a more flattering reaction than to have some audience members reject reality because your fiction is that damn good.

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  • Jake

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jake 15 Oct, 2014

    When the apes discover the first monolith, their first instinct is to reach out and touch. Dr. Floyd grasps against the second's surface on Clavius. Dave, ravaged by age after reaching The Infinite, holds out his finger to the third monolith. Kubrick treats these evolutionary steps forward in the narrative with the precision & tactility as the groundbreaking production design & special effects. 13 years removed from the promised year of the odyssey, we are on the verge of commuting the upper…

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  • livullmanns

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by livullmanns 15 Oct, 2014

    Putting Shoctober on pause for a night.

    Had the opportunity to see a special 70mm screening at The Alamo Drafthouse and whew, it was amazing to say the least. I love this movie so much and there really isn't anything I can add to the discussion. But, seeing it at the cinema makes one appreciate it even more.

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  • Luke

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Luke 13 Oct, 2014

    From the beginning of time, to the rise of our hairy ape ancestors, to our future in space and what lies beyond...truly a visual film for the ages. For 1968, this is simply brilliant. A masterpiece of cinema, more relative to a symphony or an opera. What a significant film. Kubrick created a myth that ended up inspiring even his own future in filmmaking. And the cinematography is amazing, paired so perfectly with the symphonic melodies. Simply groundbreaking photographic techniques,…

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  • JamesLebowski

    Watched by JamesLebowski 14 Oct, 2014 17

    Slightly more elaborate than The Terminator.

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  • yrsurfinman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by yrsurfinman 13 Oct, 2014

    I like this more every time I watch it. It's just unbelievably gorgeous, and each time I see it, it deepens for me. This time I noticed how its tracking of human evolution is really the tracking of the history of abstraction, and the film's style becomes increasingly abstract-- In addition to the famous sequence toward the end, Kubrick does things with his camera that place the human as just another figure in their environment-- filming from unusual angles not…

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  • disconnect_

    ★★★★★ Added by disconnect_

    One of the most ambitious projects put to film, 2001 is on a short list of movies that changed the entire landscape of filmmaking. I have seen this film at least 10 times now, most recently in 70mm, and have found something new each time I have watched it. I mean seriously whats to be said about this film that hasn't been said? If you are a grown adult and have not seen this yet than shame on you.

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  • Mark Boszko

    ★★★ Rewatched by Mark Boszko 11 Oct, 2014

    I'm really torn about this film. It's so beloved by so many people, and I… just don't. There are a lot of aspects that I love, the amazing attention to detail, the the effects and miniature design. I even like the story (what little there is of it), but I find myself wishing in several parts of the film that it would just get on with it already. I like Kubrick's deliberate pacing in several of his other films, so…

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