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Solaris Reviews

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Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
June 4, 2011 remains a fascinating work and its deep questioning of what makes us human when faced with simulacrums feels if anything more relevant today than when it was made.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.1/10
Nick Rogers
October 8, 2010
Steven Soderbergh prunes Andrei Tartovsky?s 1972 film (based on Stanislaw Lem?s novel) to the clarity and concision of a great short story ? a forlorn, philosophical sci-fi romance treading the terrain of "Blade Runner?s" metaphysical melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A thought provoking, fascinating and heart breaking glimpse into characters that must come to grips with their past.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Steven Soderbergh's extremely sedate, Spartan science-fiction thriller and love story pits man's common sense and perceptions of a higher power against his own dreams and desires.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 21, 2008
It's an unusual challenge for a Hollywood film with a major star, but worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Scripted, shot, directed and edited by Soderbergh with his customary intelligence and assurance, this is perhaps the most ambiguous and cerebrally sophisticated Hollywood movie in nearly three decades.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
March 4, 2006
fascinating, despite its flaws
Read More | Original Score: 84/100
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Soderbergh's Solaris is a gorgeous and deceptively minimalist cinematic tone poem.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Soderbergh's latest may well leave Stanislaw Lem grumbling. My bet is virtually everyone else will be blown away.
| Original Score: 4/5
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
The images are crisp and the pacing faultless, as you'd expect with Soderbergh, and the soundtrack (with music by Cliff Martinez) is an environment in itself.
Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury
January 21, 2005
Many will justifiably find [it] a heady experience akin to 90 minutes of watching paint dry. Others will see that paint forming something close to a masterpiece.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Based on Stanislaw Lem's novel and Andrei Tarkovsky's sci-fi epic, Soderbergh's Solaris is drastically abridged and the most sentimental of the three.
Read More | Original Score: B-
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 6, 2004
Love it or hate it, however, there's no question this is a seriously intended work by a major American filmmaker.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
... A rare film of value and true significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: A-
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
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