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Solace (2016)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The reclusive Clancy, who shuttered his practice and retreated from the world following the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He soon changes his mind after seeing disturbingly violent visions of Joe's partner, FBI Special Agent Katherine Cowles's (Abbie Cornish) ultimate demise. When Clancy's exceptional intuitive powers put him on the trail of a suspect, Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of this vicious murderer on a mission.

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Cast

Anthony Hopkins
as John Clancy
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
as Agent Joe Merriweather
Colin Farrell
as Charles Ambrose
Abbie Cornish
as Agent Katherine Cowles
Marley Shelton
as Laura Merriwether
Janine Turner
as Elizabeth Clancy
Xander Berkeley
as Mr. Ellis
Kenneth Johnson
as David Raymond
Sharon Lawrence
as Mrs. Ellis
Joshua Close
as Linus Harp
Autumn Dial
as Emma Clancy
Angela Kerecz
as Prostitute
Jordan Woods-Robinson
as Jeffrey Oldfield
Niyi Oni
as Fibbie
Luisa Moraes
as Victoria Raymond
Adam Boyer
as SWAT Team Captain
Kresh Novakovic
as Captain Peterson
Frank Brennan
as Minister
Joey Phillips
as Pathologist Assistant
Charles Lawlor
as Pathologist
Timothy Scott
as FBI Agent
David Weiss
as Officer Waxman
David Alessi
as SWAT Officer
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Critic Reviews for Solace

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (9)

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…
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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…
RogerEbert.com
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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…
New York Times
Top Critic

As leftovers go, "Solace" retains a fair amount of flavor, thanks to high-end ingredients.

December 15, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This paranormal cops-versus-serial-killer procedural is never not ridiculous, but it's often entertaining as well ...

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

December 13, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Tribune News Service
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Audience Reviews for Solace

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I don't understand why the ratings are so terrible for this...Solace is an excellent film.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

Super Reviewer

The only solace I had was when this crappy derivative of Se7en ended, because there is nothing worse or more embarrassing than witnessing an amateur director trying to be clever and stylish using every awful trick up his sleeve to make a ridiculous script seem much smarter than it is.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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