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Movie Review: Gravity

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 10/07/2013 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language, Running time 90 minutes, Drama/Thriller

Compare to: Apollo 13 (1995), Castaway (2000), Open Water (2003)

From the opening shot to the closing, director Alphonse CuarĂ³n (Pan’s Labyrinth, Children of Men) gives us a film that not only earns it’s place among films featuring catastrophes in space, it elevates the sub-genre of “Space Drama” in a way that won’t be matched for a while, if ever.

The direction, the acting, the effects; all of it combines perfectly for a film that has you gripping whatever you can in hopes that these two survivors can continue to make their way home, if not for just a couple more minutes. Continue reading