2001: A Space Odyssey Synopsis
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. “I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that,” murmurs HAL 9000, the (conscious?) computer fatale. Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s mind-blowing meditation on the inherent dangers (and wonders) of technology, the limitless...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
This is the way this ground-breaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.
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Empire

By Angie Errigo
Its faults - sketchy narrative, overblown abstraction - are counterbalanced by its gripping engagement between man and machine, and its...
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Maintains its artistic magnificence after more than 30 years.
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Salon.com

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Beloved for many different reasons, including its scrupulous scientific accuracy, its vast reach from "The Dawn of Man" to the next stage...
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Premiere

With 2001, Stanley Kubrick proved that a sci-fi movie could be philosophical rather than pulpy, profound rather than pedantic.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Only a few films are transcendent, and work upon our minds and imaginations like music or prayer or a vast belittling landscape...Alone...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Still the grandest of all science-fiction movies.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A masterpiece that can still leave you dizzy with wonder. As much as any movie ever made, this visionary science-fiction tale of space...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Watching this film demands two qualities that are sadly lacking in all but the most mature and sophisticated audiences: patience and a...
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TV Guide

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A beautiful, confounding picture that had half the audience cheering and the other half snoring. Kubrick clearly means to say something...
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Thank you for showitn this Classic Film!

By Promptjock
I was 8 years old when the movie was first released to the theaters and I never saw it in the theaters. Even though I've read the book and have the (Letterbox) Laserdisc and DVD releases, I always...

2001 rocks!

By kcwunchained
This stellar masterpiece is awesome on the XD screen and it is a remarkable film still to this day!...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Genius nasa robot takes control....

Amazing!

By badrish
Lucky to watch it on a big screen......

After 40 Years, Still The Ultimate Trip!

By Ivan Dryer
The film remains the best in the genre, and this is the only way to see it--in 70mm on the big screen. if you've only seen it on TV, you haven't "seen" it. Just wish it paid to strike more prints than...

Still breathtaking...

By austexk72
More than 40 years after it was first released, back in the days before green-screen and CGI FX, Kubrick's 2001 (co-written by famed science fiction author and one of my dear friends, Sir Arthur C....

Great screening

By mcstrangelove
I've seen 2001 a few times, but never on the big screen, much less in 70mm. Aside from scratches at each reel change and a few audio hiccups, it was an amazing sight to behold. If anything, it...

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Cinema operating at its highest level

By cintentions
The most mind-blowing cinematic experience of my lifetime. Hands down!...

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Rated G | For Violence
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is still relevant.
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