While researching the details for my review of "Gravity," I ran across this statement by a Canadian movie fan, I could not say it much better than this, so I "lifted ( stole ) much their statement :
This movie is absolutely stunning from the get go. I can't
remember ever being pulled into a film so completely and
thoroughly, and I don't think I've seen a more beautiful film.
Its an intense ninety minutes, with Sandra Bullock's character
constantly battling one catastrophe after another, and all of it is
amazing to see. The plot is pretty straight forward, but its the
way they pull it off that makes it absolutely worth seeing.
Thanks to some incredible special effects, great direction, and
solid acting, this movie is outstanding. George Clooney does a
fine job with his character and they are the only two characters
on the screen, except for a brief appearance by a fellow astronaut.
The bottom line is, you root for these two characters and once
a film can get you that concerned, it is a good film.
Much of the credit has to go to Mexican writer, director, Jonas Cuaron.
I wish more films would limit themselves to a 90 minute format
and stop dragging out material to reach the two hour mark, as
if that is a goal worthy of reaching - short and sweet still works