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drama, thrillers

Astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski are on a routine spacewalk when disaster strikes. Their shuttle is destroyed leaving them alone in space - tethered to nothing but each other.

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common sense

ON for kids age 14
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
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3 out of 5

Intense, astonishing sci-fi thriller has real soul.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Gravity (which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and was directed by Children of Men's Alfonso Cuaron) isn't your run-of-the-mill sci-fi thriller: It's a spare, elegant film that speaks to the mysteries of human emotion and space, as well as a stunning piece of moviemaking with depth and insight that make it an intense viewing experience (which is heightened, for the better, by the 3D presentation). Its mature themes -- including death and grief -- and scenes of gripping peril make it best for teens and adults. Younger kids may be frightened by some sequences, including one that's notably gory/gruesome. There's also some swearing (including both "f--k" and "s--t").

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how Gravity is similar to, and different from, other movies about space. Is it a sci-fi movie, a thriller, a drama, or a combination of all three?
  • How do you explain the bevy of emotions that Dr. Stone experiences throughout the movie? Do you understand why she reacts this way?
  • Which is more memorable/impressive -- the film's technical achievements or its character drama? Why?

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4 stars

This is by far the best movie I have seen in 2013. Cuaron does an amazing job directing, Bullock puts on the performance of her career and the visuals are something to marvel at. This movie is one that needs to be experienced in 3D or IMAX, but what an experience it is! It is easy to get lost in the realism of the story and the incredible cinematography. This film is a must-see.

- fb1576983399, Saturday, December 28, 2013