Gravity

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Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Gravity
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Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

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1 videodisc (91 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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Mar 23, 2015
  • Diastole rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

You may wish to watch this film before reading this review as I will refer to plot devices best experienced first in the movie. This is a well made film in the tradition of Kieślowski's "Heaven", Tornatore's "The Best Offer", and Cocteau's "Orpheus". On the surface it appears to be a straight-forward action/suspense movie, but it's been written in symbolic language pointing to a deeper interpretation. I won't spell out its meaning for you because, as our hero in the movie must pass through this ordeal by herself, so each of us must discover meaning on our own or it won't resonate truth. But I will offer a few clues: Toward the beginning of the movie our hero, mission specialist, Dr. Stone (Bullock), is rescued by veteran astronaut Kowalski (Clooney). As he's towing her from the destroyed shuttle toward the ISS, at his prompting, she speaks of the death of her young daughter. It's important to hold this seemingly random conversation in mind as it is the heartbeat of the entire film and will explain, for example, what mythological figure the character Kowalski actually is, why he can come back from the dead as if in a dream, and what this adventure is truly about. Also consider: Following her fiery re-entry and rebirth through water, our hero returns to the world, placing her two feet firmly on the ground in triumphant return from the lonely depths of grief. And it may be helpful to understand that, in this film, all science, faulty and true...leads to the human heart.

Mar 13, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it
this would be good for science students and teachers to watch but not for children to watch

Feb 17, 2015
  • CPL_Cowboy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was not a good movie.

Feb 06, 2015
  • MICHAEL TAGGART MALONEY rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

When this first appeared in the theaters it generated a buzz. Some thought it a film masterpiece; others, pure tripe. A young coworker of mine saw it at Cinerama with some of her smart-set friends who gushed about it incessantly afterwards; she thought it nearly unwatchable. Intrigued, I checked it out when it became available on DVD. I'd say it starts off alright, but by the end, particularly the hammy splash down scene in the lake that had Sandra Bullock crawling on all fours, I was 100% in agreement with my coworker. There is nothing subtle about this movie. All metaphors are driven home with a sledge hammer over and over again. The acting is unbelievable.

Jan 31, 2015
  • denim123 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

We watched it at night, but do believe it wasn't the only reason to fall asleep. I would doze off and back it up and still found it to be boring. I wanted to see why it was an award winning movie. I would have to say, I don't know.

Jan 30, 2015
  • stacymccann rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found this movie to be boring and even a little silly at times. She did not seem like a professional astronaut.

Jan 29, 2015
  • KWL1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Many commenters are not getting the point of the movie. It's ABOUT GETTING BACK UP after FALLING DOWN! That is why the title is 'Gravity'. (gravity also means serious.) The story is not plot heavy because it is theme heavy. And that is why it won/nominated for Awards (beyond the technical achievements). The story is a metaphor for/about life, loss, and finding your way back. Unlike many works of this type it is fairly enertaining despite its higher thematic goal. If you've ever felt such loss or loss of hope as the main character perhaps you will relate to this story and it helps you a little to stand against 'Gravity'.

Jan 23, 2015
  • Madreley rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

There are some good special effects in this movie and the story line is decent, but the movie just didnt do a lot for me.
Watching how Sandra Bullock makes it back to earth pushed the movie into the fanatasy realm, it just would not happen.
I ddint read any reviews before watching the movie, but maybe I should have. If you like Bullock then get the movie.

Jan 19, 2015
  • mareymac rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Here’s a scientist, who’s not even a professional astronaut yet somehow manages to blunder her way back to earth. No radio contact whatsoever: “Houston, in the blind… in the blind! Help me!!”
I had to laugh at the end when she was madly pressing buttons, hoping something would work because everything was in Chinese. So you just can detach from a space station in a decaying orbit without giving any thought to re-entry and hope to survive?
It made me appreciate “Apollo 13” about a real disaster where everyone worked together to figure out how to get these guys home.
And a separate 3 hour Bonus disk? After an hour and half I had to give up on it. Bonus material should not be longer than the movie.

Jan 15, 2015
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought it might be 'too slow',.. but the 91 minutes sped by quickly for me.
The people badmouthing this film as "Bad Science" should at least TRY to be specific.
Just what are they claiming is inaccurate ??!

Good acting, great action, breathtaking scenery,.. works for me.

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Jul 06, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard” - John F Kennedy

Jul 06, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” -Winston Churchill

Apr 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

At 600KM above planet Earth the temperature fluctuates between +258 and -148 degrees Fahrenheit. There is nothing to carry sound. No air pressure. No oxygen. Life in space is impossible.

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Matt, do you have visual on just what Mission Specialist Shariff is doing up there?" "He appears to be doing some form of the Macarena. That would be just a best guess scenario on my part."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(on how to use a reentry module to get back to Earth) "You just point the damned thing at Earth. It's not rocket science."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(after a satellite is destroyed) "Half of North America just lost their Facebook."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm about to undock from Tiangong ... and I have a bad feeling about this mission."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I hate space!"

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Matt, do you have visual on just what Mission Specialist Shariff is doing up there?" "He appears to be doing some form of the Macarena. That would be just a best guess scenario on my part."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(on how to use a reentry module to get back to Earth) "You just point the damned thing at Earth. It's not rocket science."

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Apr 14, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Mar 31, 2014
  • haai rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 29, 2014
  • Blue_Bird_177 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 07, 2014
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Mar 06, 2014
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Must Watch: Jonas Cuaron's Superb Short Film That Ties into 'Gravity':
http://www.firstshowing.net/2013/must-watch-jonas-cuarons-superb-short-film-that-ties-into-gravity/

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