Solace

2015, Mystery & thriller, 1h 41m

51 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Solace boasts a talented cast and a somewhat intriguing premise, but they're outweighed by a plodding story that teeters between tired clichés and ludicrous twists. Read critic reviews

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A psychic and a federal agent hunt a serial killer.

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Critic Reviews for Solace

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  • Solace isn't a Silence of the Lambs sequel in which Hopkins gets to reprise the role of Hannibal Lecter. But he comes pretty damn close in this ludicrous murder mystery, which is stuck somewhere between a bad season of Dexter and a dated crime flick.

    January 4, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The directorial pyrotechnics keep Solace from "dragging" in a narrative sense; the very real boredom it nonetheless elicits is more existential.

    December 16, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Staggeringly silly and visually disordered, this unfortunate misfire has been kicking around Europe and elsewhere for a couple of years under different titles, and it's easy to see why.

    December 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • As leftovers go, "Solace" retains a fair amount of flavor, thanks to high-end ingredients.

    December 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • This paranormal cops-versus-serial-killer procedural is never not ridiculous, but it's often entertaining as well ...

    December 14, 2016 | Full Review…
  • An overly convoluted tale drowned in creepy but essentially meaningless violent images and dry performances.

    December 13, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Solace isn't a Silence of the Lambs sequel in which Hopkins gets to reprise the role of Hannibal Lecter. But he comes pretty damn close in this ludicrous murder mystery, which is stuck somewhere between a bad season of Dexter and a dated crime flick.

    January 4, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The directorial pyrotechnics keep Solace from "dragging" in a narrative sense; the very real boredom it nonetheless elicits is more existential.

    December 16, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Staggeringly silly and visually disordered, this unfortunate misfire has been kicking around Europe and elsewhere for a couple of years under different titles, and it's easy to see why.

    December 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • As leftovers go, "Solace" retains a fair amount of flavor, thanks to high-end ingredients.

    December 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Solace, a film that had the foundation in place to be an OK movie only to squander it all on recycled tropes and strained dialogue and clichéd twists.

    February 13, 2019 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…
  • Solace will certainly come and go from the pop culture conversation in the blink of an eye.

    November 1, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Solace

  • May 26, 2018
    Suspenseful and full of intrigue, Solace is an intense psychological thriller. The story follows a retired psychic investigator who is recruited by an old FBI friend to help catch a serial killer that has eluded him and his partner. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, and Collin Farrell, the film has quite an impressive cast that delivers some strong performances. However, the directing is a little weak; particularly the future visions, which are overly stylistic. Still, the writing does a pretty good job at constructing the crime investigation and at developing the characters (while still keeping them shrouded in mystery). Solace has some problems, but overall it's an engaging and provocative film about the value of life and free will.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2017
    Not half as clever as it thinks it is. Not half as bad as it's purported to be. I'm glad that this never became EI8HT though. It struggled enough to work as a standalone tale, I don't really see it working as a SE7EN sequel.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2017
    A little bit of a homage to Silence Of The Lambs as a psychic begrudgingly agrees to go after a serial killer. There's even a scene where Hopkins deconstructs a FBI agent, reading her the riot act, just like in Silence. The best scene is when Hopkins faces Farrell, two gunslinger slinging.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2017
    I don't understand why the ratings are so terrible for this...Solace is an excellent film.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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