2001: A Space Odyssey Poster Image
Rated
G
Runtime 149 min
Ratings
93% critics Rotten Tomatoes
89% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 12+ Common Sense Media
Genre Adventure, Sci-Fi
Release 05/12/68
Actors Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter
Directors Stanley Kubrick
"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.
Genre Adventure, Sci-Fi
Release 05/12/68
Actors Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter
Directors Stanley Kubrick
"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.