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2001: A Space Odyssey

HD   G Closed Captioning

Stanley Kubrick

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About the Movie

A pair of astronauts heads to Jupiter to investigate a radio signal sent from a mysterious monolith on the moon, but their tranquil trip is endangered when their on-board computer begins acting oddly. The simple plot of director Stanley Kubrick's inspired space adventure (co-scripted with noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke) belies the profound philosophical implications of this classic film, which inspires viewers to ask questions about the nature of advanced civilizations . . . and of human consciousness. Nearly half a century after its release, the film's groundbreaking special effects are still breathtaking, and its ending still mind-bending.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 91
  • Fresh: 84
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 9.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Though it fails as drama, Stanley Kubrick's venture succeeds as dazzling visual art. – TIME Magazine, Apr 1, 2014

Fresh: 2001 will emerge from its initial long-run Cinerama engagements and subsequent extended runs as one of MGM's all-time box office hits ... – John Mahoney, Hollywood Reporter, Oct 3, 2015

Fresh: The film is a journey through outer space, but it is also a journey through cinematic space. It conjures the future by making you sit through its vision of the future, spending time just being in it. – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice, May 21, 2018

Fresh: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is some sort of great film, and an unforgettable endeavor. Technically and imaginatively, what he put into it is staggering. – Penelope Gilliatt, New Yorker, Jan 14, 2013

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Customer Reviews


I don't know how long I've been waiting for 2001 to make to the iTunes library. This ranks as one of the most visually beautiful fims I have ever seen (next to 300, Sin City, King Kong, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and The Fall). If you enjoy any genre of film in the least bit, you MUST see this masterpiece! 6/5

Полный ахуй!

You don't know what cinema is, if you didn't seen it. Greatest movie about space. And it's really psychedelic. (Sorry for wrong english - I'm from Russia)

One of the greatest films of all time

It's good to see Apple offering such film classics like 2001 now. It only they would offer it in HD (Not just on AppleTV). Please, Apple, offer this in HD to purchase to everyone!!!

2001: A Space Odyssey
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1968

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  1. Stanley Kubrick 7 Film Collection, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.