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VIDEO: Eli Glasner Reviews 'Gravity'

Sci-fi fans can get ready for an out-of-this-world experience this weekend. 

Space drama Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, lands in theatres. It's the terrifying tale of two astronauts who become stranded during a spacewalk when their shuttle is hit by debris. 

The thriller from director Alfonso Cuarón was shot in 3-D and blends live action, animation and CGI. CBC film critic Eli Glasner calls it "one of the most stunning cinematic experiences" he's seen.

"It is a 91-minute lesson about physics in space," he says. "This is a movie that needs to be seen on the biggest screen you can find." 

Watch Glasner's review right here: 


You can also read Glasner's extended film review here

CBC caught up with Sandra Bullock at the Toronto International Film Festival to get her take on the challenges of shooting Gravity and her reaction to Cuarón's screenplay (which he co-wrote with his son Jonás). 

"You read it and you go this is beautiful. There's no way this is going to look as beautiful as written 'cause you read something like that -- you can only sort of execute that in books," she explains in the video below. "You never thought it would be this spectacular."  

Have a look: 


If you haven't seen the heart-pounding trailer, here it is. (This has got to be an astronaut's worst nightmare.)


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