2010: The Year We Make Contact
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

This belated sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is directed by Peter Hyams. Roy Scheider plays the astronaut/skipper of a U.S.-Soviet space mission, sent to find out what happened to the missing Discovery flight… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 25, 1998
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Flash: There is intelligent life in outer space. More, anyway, than in this amiable footnote of a movie.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

It has all the right plot elements, dramatic tension, and eye-popping special effects. The performances are uniformly good, the space-adventure scenes are excitingly handled, and the reappearance of HAL 9000 and Dullea is downright eerie.

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Variety Staff
Variety

A hodge-podge of bits and pieces.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Film4

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.

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Time Out

Hyams' sequel to Kubrick's big daddy of sci-fi movies may not have the novelty of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but it is still a better film than anyone could have dared to expect.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A much slicker, studio-friendly job than the first one was, with its much more famous cast, and its easier aesthetic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
This is an interesting and entertaining sequel to 2001. It's nowhere near the masterpiece Kubrick made, but it is good in it's own right. Just… More
Anthony Lawrie
2010 stays true to the book but could never compete with Kubrick's masterpiece. Don't overlook it though as its full of suspense and intrigue and is a… More
Aditya Gokhale
An ordinary sequel to an extraordinary film: "My God..it's full of stars!" The film begins with this awful sounding recording...supposed to be… More
Chris Garman
You can't start a review of 2010 without referring to Kubrick's masterpiece 2001. What Kubrick created with that film was create an opera with the… More
Dan Schultz
A capable sequel to a bonafide classic. The cast is strong, the storyline is always interesting and arresting, and the mystery is still present. While it… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
It explains away many of the mysteries of 2001. Good electronic soundtrack by Andy Summers of the Police. Dated with its Russian-American Cold War tensions.… More

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