Gravity Reviews

  • Gravity reminds us how breathtaking cinema can be in its scope and realism.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • What's astonishing about the film is its hypnotic seamlessness - the way that the director, Alfonso Cuaron, using special effects (and 3D) with a nearly poetic simplicity and command, places us right up there in space along with the people on screen.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • In a little more than 90 minutes [it] rewrites the rules of cinema as we have known them.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Gravity is the kind of enthralling, all-encompassing, giddy cinematic experience that surfaces once in a blue moon.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • "Gravity" must be seen in theaters to be appreciated; the prospect of watching this movie on anything less than a 40-foot screen is tantamount to listening to Beethoven through a tin can and a string.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • The movie's an astonishingly detailed, visually painstaking state-of-the-art production that advances what the cinema can show us-even as the human story at its center feels a little thin after a while.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • I haven't yet fully recovered.

    Stephanie Zacharek — Village Voice

  • If our exploration of space emerged from imagination, science and the spark of inspiration, the extraordinary "Gravity" uses those same tools to craft a movie that might correctly be called a thrill ride with a brain.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • In one form or another, motion pictures have been with us since the middle of the 19th century, but there's never been one like "Gravity."

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • An existential action movie that unashamedly embraces the sensation of awe.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • Nerve-racking, sentimental and thrilling, Gravity honors terra firma even as it reaches for the stars with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • Gravity is not a film of ideas, like Kubrick's techno-mystical 2001, but it's an overwhelming physical experience -- a challenge to the senses that engages every kind of dread.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • This is one of the most stunning visual treats of the year and one of the most unforgettable thrill rides in recent memory.

    Richard Roeper — Chicago Sun-Times

  • It's a relief to see an unconventional big-budget studio movie that doesn't hew to the same old pounding action beats, or person-to-person physical violence.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • That rarest of breeds: the intellectual blockbuster.

    Ben Sachs — Chicago Reader

  • A wildly suspenseful zero-g tale of survival 350 miles beyond the ozone layer, Alfonso Cuaron's space saga is emotionally jolting - and physically jolting, too.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "Gravity" is a stratospheric achievement. Not just a futuristic drama, it's also a universally human drama about the need for hope in desperate situations.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • In the end "Gravity" has only the most basic things to say, but it says them so well and presents them so marvelously that it's a cinematic wonder.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • "Gravity" is an amazing movie for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is how Alfonso Cuaron tells what seems like a familiar type of story in a way we've never seen.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Accept Gravity as pure, popcorn-munching show business fun and nothing else, and you won't go away disappointed. Leave logic at the concession stand.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

Top Movies