Critic Consensus: Featuring hammy performances and bland characters, Solo is an all too straightforward actioner that's both predictable and instantly forgettable.
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Critic Reviews for Solo
The action is neither big nor imaginatively filmed enough to satisfy fans of the genre, though Van Peebles seems to be enjoying his crack at sad-eyed, Chaplinesque pathos.
These escapist showdown movies are only as good as their villains and heroes. The heavies here are more of those ubiquitous gung-ho military types who are due to be dishonorably discharged from further cinematic duty.
Here's a surprise tucked into the languishing days of summer movies. Arriving with hardly any attention is a satisfying, even fun, action picture about a futuristic soldier named Solo.
Since the hero and the villains are equally mechanical, the big, loud battles are as exciting and suspenseful as watching people play Mortal Kombat for 90 minutes.
Solo is at least instructive as a miscellany of action movie cliches in one neat and depressing package.
Audience Reviews for Solo
Mario Van Peebles is the man! But this is the very definition of so bad it is good.
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.
Pretty good. Typically cheap and generic action movie from Mario Van Peebles.
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