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Solaris Reviews

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Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
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.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 19, 2003
Anomalous and mesmerising.
Jurgen Fauth
October 15, 2003
Solaris light - shorter, more focused, more accessible, sweeter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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.
| Original Score: A-
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
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-
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
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.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
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
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Steven Soderbergh's head scratcher is more concerned with inner than outer space.
| Original Score: 2/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
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
Peter Bradshaw
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
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
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 Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
Matthew Turner
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
Guylaine Cadorette
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
Nev Pierce
February 11, 2003
One of the finest science fiction films since 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
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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