Review: Gravity

Review 2013 by RD Clark



Written by: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Outer Space

Rated PG-13
Running time: 91 mins

When their ship is destroyed by debris, two astronauts fight for survival. Will they make it?

This movie, while short on plot (that’s about it there), is huge on spectacle and knuckle-biting suspense. Bullock and Clooney play off each other perfectly and the cinematography is probably the best I’ve ever seen. The director puts you right into the scenery and the score pumps up the tension with gusto. This is one off the most beautiful movies you will ever see.

However, it loses a point for playing very loose with the science. I cannot clarify without spoilers and it might not bother some folks, but a couple of things did negate possibilities and I found this distracting.

In spite of that, I’ll give this a huge recommendation. You can take the kids, they’ll probably enjoy it. No post credit scenes, so you can float out once they start rolling.

Flytrap rating: 8.5/10

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