Editor's Rating

Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

7.5
Action
11
Blood/Gore
10
Drama/Conflict
10
Suspense
9
Creativity
9
Uniqueness
10
Graphics
9
Intro
9
Climax
10
End
9
Epic

The Suspense in this movie was SUPERB.  To be so simple, yet so dynamic.  So, done before…yet, so unique.  The graphics were impeccable and the genius behind the little nuances was definitely noticed.  The gravity in the end; the frog in the water; the human connection during the struggle…was communicated in near perfection.  Kudos to Alfonso Cuarón!

Release date: October 4, 2013
Time: 91 minutes
Rated: PG-13

Explanation of Rating Scale:

If a movie incorporates elements that are not in its genre, then they are included as a Bonus towards its rating.  For example: An action movie that incorporates a little bit of comedy will receive a score of 11, 12, or 13. This slightly adds to their score without hurting their review.