TV Shows

Sphere (1998)


The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn more about the spacecraft.

Sphere (1998)

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Released Year: 1998
Runtime: 134 minutes
Directors: Barry Levinson

Storyline


The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn more about the spacecraft.

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Reviews


60
The New Yorker - Unnamed
Levinson is terrific at claustrophobia. In fact, this doesn't resemble any of his previous films so much as it does his gripping TV series, "Homicide."
60
The New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
While this is no quick-witted treat on a par with Mr. Levinson's ''Wag the Dog,'' it's a solid thriller with showy scientific overtones.
40
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
Keeps you hanging on until the very last moment, not because it's scary, but because you can't believe that's all there is to it.
40
Austin Chronicle - Russell Smith
Don't trust the impression created by Sphere's intriguing trailers that it has much to do with the awe and terror of direct contact with an advanced alien intelligence.
38
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
A watered-down take on the sci-fi classic "Solaris," by Stanislaw Lem, which was made into an immeasurably better film by Andrei Tarkovsky.

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