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Gravity (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  4 October 2013 (USA)
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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 538,283 users   Metascore: 96/100
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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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Won 7 Oscars. Another 201 wins & 159 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Mission Control (voice)
Orto Ignatiussen ...
Aningaaq (voice)
Shariff (voice)
Amy Warren ...
Basher Savage ...


Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (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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Don't Let Go


Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gravedad  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Since the Hubble Space Telescope operates at high earth orbit and was just within the space shuttle's range, and the International Space Station operates at low earth orbit, it was well beyond the reach of the film's survivors. In 2009, when the Hubble was last maintained, a 2nd shuttle had to be prepared, just in case a rescue was needed. In an emergency, there was no way the maintenance crew could intercept the ISS. As it was, the mission was a complete success and the crew returned safely home without incident. See more »


As the Shenzhou capsule re-enters the atmosphere, the resulting drag would cause not only the burning on the outside, but terrific G-forces as the capsule decelerates from orbital speeds. Yet a ballpoint pen is seen still floating weightlessly in the capsule, when it (not to mention Stone) should have been pinned to the forward bulkhead. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. shield is white over a black background. See more »


Referenced in Tosh.0: Space Shuttle Launch (2014) See more »


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User Reviews

Good, but let's not say it's completely realistic...
4 October 2013 | by (Mesilla, NM) – See all my reviews

The visuals for this movie are impressive. The story line is enjoyable, and it leaves you appreciating your place on Earth. The characters also provide some good laughs.

It was one of the better 'space' movies. However, as a geek (I know, I know it's a movie) the orbits are all wrong for some of the events to even remotely take place. So if you know anything about space travel, as usual suspend disbelief for the moment. It at least stayed largely true to the no sounds in space thing, and provides some good lessons about linear and angular momentum. The fact I even get to bring this up, means I give the film makers some serious props... I wouldn't go so far as some of the reviews where they says the movie is creating a whole "new genre". The reviewers and movie makers just never realized, until now, what us geeks knew all along... space is much more awesome and frightening if you portray it more realistically.

Hopefully the movie also provides a good reminder about how special this little rock is, and how unforgivable the rest of the universe is. Let's try and keep our planet that way! At least I was reminded of this when I left the theater.

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