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Actors: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Superstar George Clooney turns in a stellar performance in this "brilliant sci-fi movie" (New York Daily News) from Academy Award winners Steven Soderbergh (2000 - Best Director, Traffic) and JamesCameron (1997 - Best Pict... more »
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K. K. (GAMER2012)
Reviewed on 12/21/2014...
Complete garbage 0/5 rating. I want my time wasted by watching this movie. George Clooney should be ashamed to have made this crappy of a movie.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jeff P. (jeffp) from LOS GATOS, CA
Reviewed on 5/15/2008...
I really like this movie, but you have to go into it expecting something other than action/adventure Sci-Fi. I think of it as a psychological drama that happens to be set in a Sci-Fi setting.
I found it much more approachable than the Russian film, and I like it more than the original book. It's beautifully filmed and visually interesting, but the real story is the characters and what they are going through.
8 of 9 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jeff V. (burielofmel) from HARRIMAN, TN
Reviewed on 2/23/2008...
I haven't seen this movie since 2002 but if my memory serves me, it was crap.
6 of 18 member(s) found this review helpful.
A Plodding Mind Bender
Ellen C. Maze | Montgomery, AL United States | 03/11/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"3.0 out of 5 stars A Plodding Mind Bender, March 10, 2010
Well...I didn't hate it.
Solaris is a plodding mind-bender that will cause you to furrow your brow a dozen times throughout the film. I've watched it twice and am still not 100% sure of what just happened. I got the basics though -- a man goes to a space station that is situated outside a planet called Solaris. The planet seems to have cognizance and is sending 3-D visitors to the space station. Unlike the rest of the crew members, George Clooney's character 'likes' his visitor and after killing her a couple of times, regrets it, and wants her to stay.
I'll leave the ending up to you to interpret. No, I understand it. Mostly.
Enjoy the movie but don't invest much money into it.
Oh-side note, the pacing of the movie is methodical, musical and ethereal and it made me think of Blade Runner.
Ellen C Maze, author
A New Kind of Vampire (Paperback and Kindle)"