2010 (1984)

In the long-awaited sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey," Roy Scheider is sent back into space on a joint mission with the Soviets to try to find out what happened on the original mission. An attempt to answer the many questions left… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 7, 1984
DVD Release Date: August 25, 1998
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Critic Score: 64% 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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A fairly ill-advised sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey...

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Variety Staff

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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TV 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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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

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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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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Phil Hubbs
Could Peter Hyams have chosen a bigger task?! Setting himself the challenge of making a sequel to, probably, one of the greatest science fiction movies ever… 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
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
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
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
Stuart Brooks
A let down