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4.5
29,338 Ratings

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
United Kingdom, United States, 1968
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis

A mysterious black monolith encountered by our prehistoric past leaps millennia and connects to a future of colonised space. Where astronaut Bowman is about to explore uncharted territory. A poetic meditation on technology and humanity adapted from a story by the revered Arthur C. Clarke.

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2001: A Space Odyssey Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1969 | Winner: Best Effects, Special Visual Effects

1969 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

National Board of Review

1969 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1969 | 3 wins including: Best Art Direction

1969 | Nominee: Best Film

Not long ago, I got to see The Shining from a 35mm print and with an audience for the first time, and discovered that the film was a lot less scary and unsettling than I’d remembered, and a heck of a lot funnier. . . . It’s the most obviously flawed of Kubrick’s late films (the second half can be enervating), but also an unambiguous depiction of depression and of toxic male ego.
June 30, 2018
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However well Kubrick’s most audacious movie may work on a large TV monitor, it is difficult to recapture the quality of the spectacle that, projected in 70mm on a Cinerama screen two stories tall, rendered the moon landing fifteen months later anticlimactic. The opportunity has returned.
June 26, 2018
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I will (try to) never say anything mean about Christopher Nolan’s movies ever again, because what he’s pulled off is pretty astonishing. . . . The distance between you and a very large image has been minimized, and the level of detail is outstanding. You can really peer into this image and probe wherever you’d like.
June 25, 2018
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