The Review: Far-fetched it may be, but this film is relentlessly tense stuff. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney struggle to survive in space after an aborted space mission. There is no build-up. It simply grabs you by the throat in the opening minutes and never lets go. The camera frequently alternates between inside and outside Bullock’s helmet. It effectively recreates the sense of isolation, beauty and danger you’d imagine up there.
I don’t get on with films solely comprising of special effects. Thankfully, there is a beating heart to this film and you are with Sandra Bullock every step of the way.
The Verdict: Worth all the hype? Possibly (not). Worth a watch? Definitely.