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2010: The Year We Make Contact

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About the Movie

The thrilling sequel to Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, "2001: A Space Odyssey," stars Academy Award-nominee Roy Scheider ("Jaws," "All That Jazz") as an American astronaut sent on a joint U.S.-Soviet space mission to Jupiter in an effort to find out what happened to the missing crew of the original Jupiter mission. Co-starring Oscar-nominees Helen Mirren (TV's "Prime Suspect," "The Madness of King George") and Emmy-winner John Lithgow ("Terms of Endearment", TV's "Third Rock from the Sun").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 33
  • Fresh: 21
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: 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. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Aug 3, 2011

Fresh: A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 3, 2011

Fresh: Now that enough time has elapsed since the release of 2010 for outraged 2001 fans to calm down, it can be seen that, while there was no decisive creative reason for Hyams' sequel to exist, it's not a bad movie. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Aug 3, 2011

Fresh: It can't hope to compete with Kubrick, but if you can distance Peter Hyams's picture from its formidable forerunner, you'll find a thoughtful and sometimes unforgettable science-fiction fable. – Film4, Aug 3, 2011

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Customer Reviews

I like to pretend that...

... this movie was never made, considering the movie that it pretends to be the sequel to. Perhaps iTunes might post a movie whose title is similar only in that it happens to contain the same first four numbers of this movie's title except that they are arranged in a different numerical sequence to indicate (using the anno domini dating reference) a point in time nine years previous to the point in time indicated by this movie's title. That film was shot by a different director. 
 I admire that Roy Sheider was brave enough to be in the sequel to 'Jaws'. After all he was playing the same character as he did in 'Jaws', so that kinda made that circumstance. I mean, Roy Scheider was still alive when 'Jaws 2' was shot, so why not offer it to him? How much credibility would the filmmaker of 'Jaws 2' be risking if he cast someone else..say maybe Steve Guttenberg, who may have been willing and ever over-eager to take the part, as Chief Brody. But would Spielberg have cast Steve Guttenberg?...oh, sorry.. I forgot. Steven Spielberg didn't direct 'Jaws 2'. Now, one wonders why Spielberg would have forgone such an opportunity to exploit...err, I mean continue the story of what happens out near the moons of Jupiter...err I mean, Amity Beach. After all, he had Keir Dullea returning to reprise his role as Brody's wife...oops, I mean he had Lorraine Gary returning to reprise her role as immortal astronaut David Bowman who is now able to turn invisible in order to administer a seemingly fatal hair brushing to his nursing home-resident mother. Wait..I’m confused? Wasn’t there a big mechanical computer named Bruce who cast Bowman’s crewmate Frank Poole adrift in the first Jaws? I tell ya, that first ‘Jaws’..or maybe we should start calling it ‘Jaws 1’ so we don’t confuse it with one of it’s sequels, considering how good the sequels are. We all remember Jaws 2, Jaws 3D, Jaws 4. One of those was so good that Michael Caine starred in it and because of that was unable to accept his Oscar for playing the role of Heywoody Allen-Floyd’ in ‘Europa And Her Sisters’ That’s one great tragedy the world can pin to sequel-itus. Maybe they will stop making sequels to Jaws when they get to 'Jaws 2001'? I mean, no one wants to see any more great cultural tragedies resulting from making bad sequels. It would be tantamount to a Discovery of such Monolithic proportions that the planet Jupiter might collapse in on itself and become a star. As grim a prospect as Lucifer Rising from the abyss. Odd how such a good science fiction writer would choose to overlook how such an event would wipe out all (seemingly) sentient life when the shock front of severely radiated matter that was once most of Jupiter’s mass arrived at Earth mere hours later. Well, the cockroaches would survive; an odd fact of nature is that cockroaches can withstand levels of radiation that would kill all mammals many times over. Then the roaches could evolve into a movie making society. They might even wish to make a film concerning the cosmic event that gave rise to their ascendance. Maybe they would call it “The 2010 Commandments”….


When I saw this movie as a kid, I was thrilled. mostly 'cause I loved the genre, and had just read Arthur C. Clarke's worthy sequel. But Kubrick should have made this sequel, BUT he didn't, so it blows. I missed the shark for Roy too

2010 is not er, really worth it

i tried watching this one but fell asleep, pretty quickly at that! now as for 2001 a space odyssy...definatelly one of the greatest masterpieces of science fiction ever made. do not accept subsitutes. COME ON PEOPLE!!! REQUEST THE ORIGINAL!!!!

2010: The Year We Make Contact
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1985

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