2010 (movie)

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Directed byPeter Hyams
Screenplay byPeter Hyams
Story by2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke
Produced byPeter Hyams
StarringRoy Scheider
John Lithgow
Helen Mirren
Bob Balaban
Keir Dullea
CinematographyPeter Hyams
Edited byJames Mitchell
Mia Goldman
Music byDavid Shire
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
December 7, 1984
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$28 million[1]
Box office$40,400,657[1]

2010 (known also as 2010: The Year We Make Contact) is a 1984 science fiction movie. It was both directed and produced by Peter Hyams. 2010 was released on December 7, 1984. It is based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel 2010: Odyssey Two and is the sequel to the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The movie got mixed to positive reviews from critics. It has a 66% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] Movie critic Roger Ebert rated the movie three out of four stars and said that it "doesn't match the poetry and the mystery of the original film" and that it "has an ending that is infuriating, not only in its simplicity, but in its inadequacy to fulfill the sense of anticipation, the sense of wonder we felt at the end of 2001". He finished his review by "And yet the truth must be told: This is a good movie. Once we've drawn our lines, once we've made it absolutely clear that 2001 continues to stand absolutely alone as one of the greatest movies ever made, once we have freed 2010 of the comparisons with Kubrick's masterpiece, what we are left with is a good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera".[3]

In 1985, the movie was nominated for five Academy Awards in the categories of Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound Presentation.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "2010". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  2. "2010". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  3. "2010". Roger Ebert. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  4. "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". Academy Awards. Retrieved 2015-03-11.

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