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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
PG-13     2003     1hr 39min

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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Actors: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Creators: Steven Soderbergh, Charles V. Bender, Gregory Jacobs, James Cameron, Jon Landau, Michael Polaire, Stanislaw Lem
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: James Cameron, Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Space Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/29/2003
Original Release Date: 11/27/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 11/27/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 10
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 11/25/2018...
Based on one of my all time favorite books by Stanislaw Lem. Poland's most famous Science Fiction writer. I remember first seeing this film one snowy night in a small theater in Eau Claire, WI. A couple barely legals were trying to silently crack open beers behind us. After the entire movie was over my little sister turns to me and says, "So, what happened?" There is actually a lot going on here. Reading the book first would certainly help. There is one scene in this film, less than a second long, which, if you catch it, may be one of the most disturbing things you'll ever see.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
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.

Movie Reviews

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.

Happy watching!

Ellen C Maze, author
A New Kind of Vampire (Paperback and Kindle)"