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Based on 8 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
A dazzlingly imaginative work with awesome production values and special effects that bear comparison to those of "2001."
Stands with the greatest science-fiction movies ever made.
An amazing celluloid poem by a filmmaker whom Ingmar Bergman called "the greatest." He very nearly was. He was also, perhaps, too pure a creator and reckless a citizen to survive unscathed.
His (Tarkovsky's) pictures, and his sounds -- such as the symphonic drip of raindrops in a wooded pond -- tell more than just the immediate story; they rejuvenate the mind.
Chicago Reader
Tarkovsky's eerie mystic parable is given substance by the filmmaker's boldly original grasp of film language and the remarkable performances by all the principals.
Chicago Sun-Times
Routinely called Tarkovsky's reply to Kubrick's "2001" -- But Kubrick's film is outward, charting man's next step in the universe, while Tarkovsky's is inward, asking about the nature and reality of the human personality.
Slow, but ravishingly beautiful and charged with a real poignancy.
The most pop film the great Russian filmmaker ever made.

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