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Solaris

Action & Adventure and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Steven Soderbergh

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  • Mar 5, 2011
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Stunning adaptation of the earlier Russian original...One of Clooney's finest efforts
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review by . January 08, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
This film is the second (or third, if you count Event Horizon) big screen adaptation of Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem's novel Solaris. The first was made by the Russian master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, and incorporates Lem's intense speculation regarding a future in which our own hidden drives come to haunt us through our technologies with his own slowly meditative style. Soderbergh's version highlights different aspects of the novel but remains a lavish and intense and very worthy adaptation.  &nb …
review by . October 24, 2007
I can recall seeing Solaris (2002 version) about a year after it came out on home video. The movie appeared interesting and it seemed like a different type of film for George Clooney. I had no real expectations for the movie, I do remembering I rented this movie several days after I broke up with a girlfriend. This might have added to my fondness for the film.    Solaris is a very much a film of atmosphere, it is quite, mellow, dark, dreamy, devoted and has flares of intense …
review by . September 04, 2003
Pros: Nice effects, good soundtrack     Cons: no plot, no structure     The Bottom Line: Neither my husband nor I got the point of this movie. Be careful-- This review has a lot of spoilers.     I am a big movie person. I really, truly am. I just don't write reviews on Epinions because the talents of others, such as DrDevience, intimidate the heck out of me. Really. However, the time has come for me to break out my sarcastic wit and biased …
review by . September 04, 2003
Pros: Nice effects, good soundtrack     Cons: no plot, no structure     The Bottom Line: Neither my husband nor I got the point of this movie. Be careful-- This review has a lot of spoilers.     I am a big movie person. I really, truly am. I just don't write reviews on Epinions because the talents of others, such as DrDevience, intimidate the heck out of me. Really. However, the time has come for me to break out my sarcastic wit and biased …
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A curious mix of science fiction and metaphysical love story, Solaris centers around Chris Kelvin (George Clooney), a psychologist sent to investigate why a space station orbiting an alien planet has stopped communications. The planet has the power to delve into human psyches and re-create lost loved ones--in Kelvin's case, his dead wife (Natascha McElhone), whom he then wants to bring back to Earth. Director Steven Soderbergh (TrafficErin Brockovich) fills almost every shot with faces and bodies, as if to emphasize the human soul rather than outer space as the movie's true subject. Unfortunately, the vagueness of the environment--combined with a script that implies more than it shows--serves to dislocate our ability to engage with the characters, renderingSolarisemotionally inert. Jeremy Davies, as a lingering crew member, brings a hint of humor to the otherwise serious-minded proceedings.--Bret Fetzer
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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: November 27, 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
Runtime: 99 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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