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Solo Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ June 21, 2007
Hollywood's first African-American android hero is a perfect fighting machine except for one thing - he's developing feelings. This angers military brass so much that they intend to mess with his microchips, so he flees into the South American jungle where he saves local peasants from armed rebels, battles an evil android, and learns to laugh.
Super Reviewer
July 13, 2007
Typically cheap and generic action movie from Mario Van Peebles, who plays an android with a conscience who escapes from his military creators when faced with "reprogramming". It's basically a rip off of Terminator 2 with shades of Predator, and not a particularly good one. Why is it these high tec androids can never grasp the concept of "lying" and "why we cry"? Because action scriptwriters are talentless ****wits. That's why.
Super Reviewer
June 28, 2007
Pretty good. Typically cheap and generic action movie from Mario Van Peebles.
Super Reviewer
November 23, 2009
Mario Van Peebles is the man! But this is the very definition of so bad it is good.
April 5, 2014
Solo fails to be an action movie, the emotions are lost in translation, the clichés are easily found, and it is also unbelievably boring, Solo is a dumb action movie with no shred of humanity.
April 15, 2010
Well, it's like terminator only different. I like it a lot, but I don't love it. I liked that instead of a robot just saying "I don't feel, I'm not programed to" like they do in all the other movies, he actually tries to understand, tries to be like others. I like that there are no glitches in his own directives, they paid good attention to making him perfect as the creator made him, not as the buyer wanted him. I mean yes, we have a lot of robot movies these days, but this one and the terminator are the only ones worth watching really. These types of movies started it all, the new ones just follow suit. And the way he evolves and acts really is funny. Like he is an animal who is so curious he will put his nose to the crab, get snapped, and still wonder what's going on. It makes me smile.
July 16, 2009
I remember as a kid wanting to see this but never got around to it. Watching it now it is not a bad movie. I felt the second half especially the ending was a lot more entertaining. William Sadler's performance and style are great. The action scenes are fun to watch. As a cyborg lover I thought it was fun to watch as well. There is nothing better than watching some guy do gymnastics while something is blowing up in the background. Overall, a good action movie.
June 4, 2007
Pretty good. I liked Adrien Brody's part the best. He is such a great actor. I hate it when he dies in movies, eventhough he does it very well.
½ May 2, 2015
As just a pure out popcorn action flick there's some enjoyment here.
½ December 3, 2014
Solo is a poor film - that cannot be ignored. The acting for the most part is very wooden (the only exception is Adrien Brody's performance as Solo's creator Bill) and the story is slight enough that you would probably forget it WHILST you where watching the film. That said, such films are more about the action than the plot/acting and, as such, live or die by the action set pieces - that after all is the point of such films - to give 14 year-olds something to smile at whilst the adults watch films of actual substance. And even on this Solo fails to deliver - what little action there is is poorly done, dull and uninspired. After seeing the trailer for this on television I was hoping for something along the lines of Predator with a robot replacing the Predaot. Instead I got a fairly lifeless action film with a poorly constructed attempt at depth by taking on message that robots can feel too. Watch Terminator II or Predator instead.. both classics that this film desperately wants to be except it lacks the inspiration or, to be fair, the budget.
May 21, 2014
One of the most boring "action" movies ever.
April 5, 2014
Solo fails to be an action movie, the emotions are lost in translation, the clichés are easily found, and it is also unbelievably boring, Solo is a dumb action movie with no shred of humanity.
November 27, 2013
1990s cheese fest with Mario Van Peebles as a super soldier who goes rogue. For a much more competent telling of nearly the same story, watch Kurt Russell in "Soldier," which came out two years later and was written Oscar winner David Webb Peoples. William Sadler, Barry Corbin and Adrien Brody also star in this dud.
January 22, 2013
Mario, you just aren't an action star!
December 8, 2012
solo is the one of my favorite movie ever
December 7, 2012
Would like to get round to seeing!
October 14, 2012
a rip off of so many better films,with a robot built to be a soldier learning and going awol. Mario van peeples is ok in the role until he has to produce emotion as the bot and his acting goes to shit. The actions ok i guess but nothing stands out. Adrien brody in an early role showed promise
July 31, 2012
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½ July 29, 2012
His insides may lack substance but his cold brute kick and punches compensates for it.
½ January 10, 2012
Great to watch for those "worst movie ever" get togethers
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