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Solaris Reviews

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November 6, 2003
I really wanted to like Solaris, but it offers very little, and will inevitably fall upon the barren ground in between commercial success and critical acclaim because it isn't courageous enough in its execution to appeal strongly to members of either camp.
October 19, 2003
Anomalous and mesmerising.
October 15, 2003
Solaris light - shorter, more focused, more accessible, sweeter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2003
Soderbergh's film is the perfect blend of artiness and mainstream appeal, a triumph for Hollywood's most successful art-house director.
Read More | Original Score: A-
July 31, 2003
It's an interesting movie and a good rental, but it never quite engages like it should.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
July 26, 2003
A memorable meditation on life, love and loss and a throwback to the days when science-fiction films put an emphasis on big ideas over big toys.
July 25, 2003
O filme se prejudica ao tentar amarrar demais seu desfecho a fim de dar uma justificativa para os espectadores contemporâneos.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2003
No film this acutely self-aware has fallen victim to unjust contempt so widespread since Last Action Hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2003
Steven Soderbergh's head scratcher is more concerned with inner than outer space.
| Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2003
In a move as audacious as it is disastrous, Steve Soderbergh has decided to push the edges of what filmmaking can be and created in Solaris not so much a motion picture as a still life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 25, 2003
With audacity and style, Steven Soderbergh has revisited one of Russian cinema's landmarks, and done so very successfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2003
It has the courage to wonder about big questions with sincerity and devotion. It risks seeming slow and pretentious, because it thinks the gamble is worth the promise.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 9, 2003
If you're the type to be stimulated by Solaris's weighty philosophical issues, it's a mind-bending sci-fi trip into the unknown. For all others, it will be the perfect cure for insomnia. .
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 8, 2003
A moody, multi-dimensional love story and sci-fi mystery, Solaris is a thought-provoking, haunting film that allows the seeds of the imagination to germinate.
March 7, 2003
Soderbergh has given us a boutique space picture - smallish but classy with a translucent glow, accented in chrome, white and blue and touched up with crystalline surfaces.
February 27, 2003
Clooney handles himself very well in a rare dramatic role; he draws us into Kelvin's obsessive mind nicely, although he's perhaps not quite up to the challenge of taking us over the brink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2003
Thoughtful, moving, impressively-directed sci-fi with a great performance by Clooney -- the pace may be off-putting but this is a deeply rewarding film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2003
Completely devoid of splashy special effects, Soderbergh's Solaris is beautifully shot with a minimalist effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2003
One of the finest science fiction films since 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2003
...A thoughtful and troubling excavation into the depths of human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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