“I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher . . . we might get a much better idea of what we saw.”
– Michael Collins
Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, words about his views from the shuttle; however, they could easily apply to Gravity.
Cuarón masterfully crafts an unforgettable adrenaline pumping, rip-roaring rollercoaster ride with the delicacy and nuance of a ballet dancer.
The leads are in stunning form with Clooney, debonair & funny but never irritating or crass, and Bullock, intimate & moving but never whiny or weak.
A feast for the eyes thanks to Lubezki’s phenomenal cinematography and thrilling beyond what 100 words can convey.
Don’t wait for the DVD. Go to the biggest screen. Sit. Absorb. Be amazed. Hold on.
TL; DR: Believe the hype. Cuarón delivers tremendous thrills, tears and tension unlike anything you’ve seen this year. An easy winner of film of the year.
CAST: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney & Ed Harris.
DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón
WRITERS: Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón
SYNOPSIS: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.