Writer: Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron (Screenplay)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Plot: After the Russians destroy one of their own satellites the debris causes a chain reaction leading to astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) and medical engineer Doctor Ryan Stone (Bullock) maintenance mission being interrupted. The ship is destroyed and the two of them have to work together to survive being left alone to drift in space.
Verdict: A visual masterpiece
Story: What more can you add to the all hope is lost survival storyline? This trumps all of them with the stuck in space with a race against time to get to each stage. The overriding will they won’t they make it makes the story full blown intense from the moment the incident happens until the final credits. (9/10)
Actor Review: Sandra Bullock – Ryan Stone a rookie astronaut who is there for one job but flying a ship or space walking was not one of them. Good performance in the lead role keeps us engaged to her story all the way through. (9/10)
Actor Review: George Clooney – Matt the seasoned astronaut who dreams of holding the record for the longest spacewalk and just doesn’t know how to shut up. Typical Clooney smooth talking throughout. (9/10)
Director Review: Alfonso Cuaron – What this director achieves here is amazing. (10/10)
Sci-Fi: Stunning creation of space. (10/10)
Thriller: The constant what will happen will they make it keeps you on the edge of your seat. (10/10)
Special Effects: Masterpiece on special effects. (10/10)
Believability: On paper this could happen. (2/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Settings: The space setting is created brilliantly and is important to the story. (10/10)
Suggestion: This is one of those films you just have to watch. (Watch)
Best Part: Even though it is early in the film the first collision is brilliant.
Action Scene Of The Film: The first collision.
Kill Of The Film: The crew on the first collision
Oscar Chances: Won 7 Oscars
Chances of Sequel: No
Overall: Visual masterpiece that will leave your jaw dropped