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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
William Sylvester
Keir Dullea
Gary Lockwood
Directors
Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriters
Stanley Kubrick
Arthur C Clarke
Running Time
149 minutes

2001: A Space Odyssey
Still a unique cinematic classic that's unlike any science-fiction film before or since.


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Plot
At the dawn of man, a mysterious monolith triggers an evolutionary leap in primates. Millennia later, a monolith uncovered on the moon emits a radio signal to Jupiter and a manned mission is sent to investigate. The only drawback is a psychotic and self-aware computer called HAL...


Verdict
What 2001 lacks in warmth it makes up for in ideas, style and no end of gobsmackage. Moreover the film boasts a prodigious power to provoke argument - is it profundity personified or plain old pap? Wherever you sit in the debate, movies were born for experiences like this.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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