Being a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick, I was really anxious about seeing this movie. Eventually, there were definitely many things to enjoy here. First of all, the whole thing looked great, something always expected when Steven Spielberg is directing. Furthermore, I was rather captivated by the story and the cast was pretty good (Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor, Jude Law, William Hurt). But unfortunately, it wasn't really great after all, I'm afraid. Indeed, basically, you miss the Kubrick touch, which means going the extra mile into the human psyche making this movie a real masterpiece. Instead, they always remained in the Spielberg comfort zone, with some great visuals but also with a weak, over-sentimental fluffy story. Eventually, my mistake is that I went there expecting a Kubrick feature but I got a Spielberg movie so I guess it was rather unfair from me. It is like comparing '2001' and 'E.T.'. I mean, in my case, I think that 'E.T.' is a nice little movie but it never came near the level of such a masterpiece like '2001'. To conclude, I have to admit that even though I was rather disappointed, it remains a very well made and intriguing SF flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.