2013 • 90 minutes
64.6K reviews
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Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski, played by George Clooney. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Ratings and reviews

64.6K reviews
Benjamin Padilla
December 30, 2017
There's nothing great about this movie. Every time you think she'll get a brake something bad happens. And when she finally makes it bad to earth the movie just ends. Nothing else. There's no satisfaction. One of the parts that really annoyed me was when George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are tied together and she is wrapped in the cords of the parachute, George wouldn't have kept giving tension after the initial tug. It didn't make sense that he was getting pulled away and she wasn't after he unclipped himself. What I did like about the movie was the overall consistency of physics (other than the previously mentioned complaint). I liked how they portrayed no sound and basically no gravity through out the movie. Other then that it was a pretty poor movie.
11 people found this review helpful
A Google user
March 27, 2014
Trust me: Believe the hype but ONLY if you are watching this movie on a big screen theatre and in 3D. This is what made the film. The loud sounds and the action sequences was very well put together. It'll make you feel as if you are out in space experiencing the same adventure alongside Sandra and George. With that said and out of the way, I can really justify watching this movie on television, tablet, or computer because these mediums lack the awesomeness in the size and scope of space. So 5 stars: If you watch this move on the big screen with 3D glasses And 0 stars To watch it on a medium other than that (0 b/c I won't pay the money to have a weak experience) Weird how as I write this review, I don't notice it but we're all hurling around a big water/rock planet at approx 1000mph... Life is amazing. -Adventures of a Intergalastic Space Chimp
100 people found this review helpful
David Madison
January 17, 2015
It is hard to believe that the technical consultants were so asleep on this one: Surely, no one from NASA had anything to do with this. Right from the beginning the technical errors start to mount, and keep right on building to end: A mountain of bogus occurrences and, an impossible splash landing. The first big mistake is right at the opening scene. You see the earth rotating west to east but, then you see the space shuttle coming from the east and heading west, counter orbiting the earth's rotation. The earth is spinning at about 1,040 miles per hour at the equator; and along the equator is where the Hubble sits in it's orbit. No one is going to approach the Hubble space telescope from the east to match orbit, unless they already passed it up, with the waste of fuel in recovering it's orbital position and matching it's velocity. The last scene is just as bad. The reentry module should have burnt up during reentry; it isn't just going to fall into an ablative heat shield down position all by itself; it would have kept tumbling till it ruptured and disintegrated. Worst flaw? A poor script that top actors like Bullock and Clooney can't fix.