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US/UK 90m, Colour, 3D
Director: Alfonso Cuarón; Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
An eye-popping thriller set in orbit around earth, Gravity is easily the best use yet of 3D film technology. A simple plot, which essentially follows Bullock, an astronaut who survives a catastrophic accident which destroys her ride back to earth, this is an intimate and experiential film which puts the viewer virtually into outer space. The film’s spectacular cinematography more than compensates for all but a couple of technical inaccuracies which could have easily been avoided without altering the film’s dramatic effect. A must-see in 3D, the film is a new benchmark in computer generated outer space-based movie magic (Klaus Ming November 2013).