a space thriller that’s out of this world...
Alfonso Cuarón’s awesome space thriller provokes jaw-dropping wonder, dizzying vertigo, heartstopping tension, spine-tingling shocks and visceral fear. Sandra Bullock’s medical engineer is on her first space mission in the company of George Clooney’s NASA veteran when debris from a Russian satellite destroys their shuttle, stranding them in the abyss of space. Can they find a way back to Earth? As Cuarón sets off a chain reaction of narrative crises, the ensuing drama is incredibly gripping. The spectacle is often disorienting, but Bullock’s gutsy resilience and Clooney’s folksy charm give the film its human touch. Perhaps this is the closest most of us will ever come to being in space. Dir: Alfonso Cuarón 2013, 12, 110min
Not the time to panic: Bullock