Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. The film, narrated ably by Leonardo DiCaprio, who seems to share the audience's amazement at what is appearing onscreen, is over too quickly in a mere 43 minutes. So line up and see it again.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    100
    This educational eye-popper should prove an excellent draw for science lovers of all ages.
  3. Computer travel may not be the real thing, but IMAX makes this an astonishing trip all the same.
  4. 89
    It's an out-of-this-world, real-life adventure for kids of all ages, budding Neil Armstrongs and Ray Bradburys alike.
  5. 88
    Astonishingly sharp and stunningly beautiful images of galaxies as far as 100 billion light-years away.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    80
    It's a movie that not only puts you in space but lets you travel through it with a speed and wonder that would make James T. Kirk go a little weak in the knees.
  7. 75
    A movie like this can get you thinking.
  8. Dazzling to look at of course. But such ponderous, cliché-heavy narration.
  9. Reviewed by: Joel Achenbach
    50
    The daring mission by astronauts to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope in May 2009 is the perfect subject for a brilliant, thrilling 3-D Imax movie. Such a movie, alas, has yet to be made.
  10. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    50
    Is it being a spoilsport to suggest that the Hubble’s original 2-D images are a lot more stupendous than all the IMAX 3-D hurly-burly?
  11. The 20-year-old Hubble Space Telescope--whose repair mission is the subject of this chronicle--turns out to be a bit of a stage hog, and audiences expecting a blissout of swirling galaxies will wonder why so much time is spent on astronauts sweating over screws and bolts.
  12. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    40
    Even at 43 minutes short, with earnest but marketable narration by Leonardo DiCaprio and one amusing zero-gravity taco-preparation scene, Hubble 3-D's perilous endeavors are about as thrilling to watch as plumbers snaking a drain ... in space suits! If you want an eye-popping cosmic epic, rent "Star Trek." If you want interactivity, take the kids to the planetarium.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    10
    This documentary, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, is simply amazing. The film offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. There is nothing more to say. Full Review »
  2. JackS
    May 24, 2010
    10
    I give this a perfect score This may have been the best narration of my life. I watched this movie at the Space Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the dome truly made it feel like you're actually experiencing it. I very much suggest to watch this. Full Review »