2010 (1984)

In the long-awaited sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey," Roy Scheider is sent back into space on a joint mission with the Soviets to try to find out what happened on the original mission. An attempt to answer the many questions left… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 7, 1984
DVD Release Date: August 25, 1998
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 2010 struggles to escape from the shadow of its monolithic predecessor, but offers brainy adventure in a more straightforward voyage through the cosmos.

TIME Magazine

Flash: There is intelligent life in outer space. More, anyway, than in this amiable footnote of a movie.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.

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Sergio Benítez

Hyams' decision to separate his film from Kubrick`s one plays much more in favor of the very good feelings that the production leaves than it might seem at first glance. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Variety Staff

A hodge-podge of bits and pieces.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A lot of care has gone into it, but it has no satirical substructure to match that of the Kubrick film, and which was eventually responsible for that film's continuing popularity.

David Elliott
Copley News Service

Hyams directed, produced, scripted, even supervised photography, but his dossier is not that of a masterbuilder. He's a sturdy craftsman who gets all the gears moving in tight rhythm. His film is impressive but not elating.

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Time Out

Hyams' sequel to Kubrick's big daddy of sci-fi movies may not have the novelty of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but it is still a better film than anyone could have dared to expect.

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Almar Haflidason

The build-up to this and the initial moments on board are racked with a tension that's superbly handled by Hyams. He maintains the forbidding atmosphere well and his skills as a cinematographer are evident.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A fairly ill-advised sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey...

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Could Peter Hyams have chosen a bigger task?! Setting himself the challenge of making a sequel to, probably, one of the greatest science fiction movies ever… More
Chris Garman
You can't start a review of 2010 without referring to Kubrick's masterpiece 2001. What Kubrick created with that film was create an opera with the… More
Melvin White
This is an interesting and entertaining sequel to 2001. It's nowhere near the masterpiece Kubrick made, but it is good in it's own right. Just… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
It explains away many of the mysteries of 2001. Good electronic soundtrack by Andy Summers of the Police. Dated with its Russian-American Cold War tensions.… More
Dan Schultz
A capable sequel to a bonafide classic. The cast is strong, the storyline is always interesting and arresting, and the mystery is still present. While it… More
Stuart Brooks
A let down