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A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

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Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Written by MuTaTeD

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Taglines:

Don't Let Go

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Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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4 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,785,112 (USA) (4 October 2013)

Gross:

$274,084,951 (USA) (2 May 2014)
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Trivia

A chance meeting between their siblings led Astronaut Catherine Coleman (Cady Coleman) to call Sandra Bullock from the International Space Station to talk to her about life in vacuum. See more »

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In reality all the space stations are at different altitudes; but the film depicts them being at the same altitude. See more »

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[first lines]
Mission Control: Please verify that the P1 ATA removal on replacement cap part 1 and 2 are complete.
Explorer Captain: DMA, M1, M2, M3 and M4 are complete.
Mission Control: Okay. Copy that, Explorer. Dr. Stone, Houston. Medical is concerned about your ECG readings.
Ryan Stone: I'm fine, Houston.
Mission Control: Well, medical doesn't agree, Doc. Are you feeling nauseous?
Ryan Stone: Not anymore than usual, Houston. Diagnostics are green. Link to communications card ready for data reception. If this works, when we touch down tomorrow, I'm buying all you guys a round of ...
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Depicts space like you've never seen it before
20 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Alfonso Cuarón directs a masterpiece which deserves every award it is given. Yes there are flaws, like many films, but these flaws are overridden by sheer magnificence and beauty that Gravity manages to create in its depiction of space and the events that occur during a catastrophic mission.

To put things short and sweet, the visuals are breathtaking, the tone is perfect and the pacing is flawless. Although there are negatives, for example the lacklustre narrative along with the unconvincing dialogue, the film manages all what the audience expects to follow in the emotional journey through space.

The trailer instantly had me hyped for the film, it felt unique and seemed like an experience rather than a film that you'd just go to the cinema and watch, and that's exactly what it was, breathtaking and unforgettable. I was lost in the atmosphere and drama that was superbly created throughout the film. "In space no one can hear you" - this sums up the journey that we follow Bullock through and the isolation that the film creates and puts you into. Cuarón captured the mood perfectly and had me in the eyes of Bullock to feel the situation she was in and be involved with the character's emotions from the beginning to the end.

The technical production of the film uses techniques which are new to the genre and make the experience seem like nothing you've felt before. The score is outstanding and full of impact which feeds the narrative in order to work together and create an atmosphere which feels real and has the audience isolated in its environment. The sound effects use a process like no other which have you constantly relating to the character's situation as you can literally feel what the characters do and capture the events as they happen. Drones in the score and muffled sounds in the audio all work in relation to one another to depict space in a perspective that seems to have "impacted cinema" and shows the scale and isolation that comes in space.

This entire sense of loneliness that comes with the film and suggested in the tag line is cleverly portrayed in the film's cinematography though the scenes where largely effects based. There is a definite sense of scale which the cinematography brings through the extreme wide shots and the minute long shots that suggests a lack of impact in space.

Lastly, as mentioned, the visual effects are just mind-blowing. Not once do the events ever feel unreal and lose the emotional sense that the film creates. They are subtle in a way where they are not regarded and talked about as effects although they take up a large part and drive the entire story. The journey is fuelled by Gravity's ground breaking special effects and was a huge influence to its overall success adding the excitement and action that everyone was looking for but had never truly discovered. The visuals and the effects show space from an angle that has no restrictions and because of this, creates a unique experience that has not been created before.

Overall, the film has a perfect rating from me because I can not give it an valuable or deserving faults as I was lost in an unforgettable experience that I reckon will make a big impact in the history of cinema and will last for many years to come.


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