Senior HTF Member
- Sep 30, 2001
In its original review of 2001, the New York Times said it was "somewhere between hypnotic and immensely boring." I think that's a pretty fair assessment, and I love the film.
That would have been Renata Adler I believe. Terrible critic. Fortunately her tenure only lasted a year. Not that I necessarily disagree with her take on 2001 A Space Odyssey but her writing seemed to go around in circles and by the end of her reviews I still wasn't sure whether she liked the damn film or not.
Pauline Kael said, "There was a pre title sequence in You Only Live Twice with an astronaut out in space that was in a looser, more free style than 2001 - a daring little moment that I thought was more fun than all of 2001".