2001: A Space Odyssey Image
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 356 Ratings

Summary: "2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
Runtime: 141 min
Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Countries: USA, UK
Languages: English, Russian
Home Release Date: Aug 25, 1998
Director Credit
Stanley Kubrick Director
Writer Credit
Arthur C. Clarke Story "The Sentinel"
Stanley Kubrick Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Gary Lockwood Dr. Frank Poole
Keir Dullea Dr. Dave Bowman
Cast Credit
Alan Gifford Poole's Father
Ann Gillis Poole's Mother
Bill Weston Astronaut
Daniel Richter Moon-Watcher
Douglas Rain HAL 9000
Ed Bishop Aries-1b Lunar Shuttle Captain
Frank Miller Mission Controller
Glenn Beck Astronaut
Leonard Rossiter Dr. Andrei Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack Elena
Robert Beatty Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
Sean Sullivan Dr. Bill Michaels
William Sylvester Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Producer Credit
Stanley Kubrick Producer
Victor Lyndon Associate Producer
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