Early Reactions to GRAVITY Praise Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s Performances, Alfonso Cuaron’s Direction, Emmanuel Lubezki’s Camerawork, and 3D


Alfonso Cuarón’s anticipated sci-fi film Gravity recently opened the 70th Venice Film Festival and early reviews are consistently positive.  Across the board, the performances of George Clooneyand Sandra Bullock are praised, along with the direction of Cuarón and the cinematography of his long-time collaborator, Emmanuel Lubezki.  There was a surprising amount of support for the film’s technical aspects and use of CG effects, and reviews put forth the rare encouragement for audiences to seek the film in the fully-immersive 3D format.  While some moments of sentimentality in Gravity apparently come off with a bit of a heavy hand, they earn a pass due to the film’s earnestness in the early going.

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