Solaris Reviews

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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.
December 19, 2002
Fiasco of infuriating pretentiousness and numbing incoherence.
December 19, 2002
I prefer Soderbergh's concentration on his two lovers over Tarkovsky's mostly male, mostly patriarchal debating societies.
November 29, 2002
A hushed, haunted tone poem about love and loss.
November 29, 2002
[Soderbergh] tends to place most of the psychological and philosophical material in italics rather than trust an audience's intelligence, and he creates an overall sense of brusqueness.
November 28, 2002
December 15, 2018
Whereas Tarkovsky's Solaris was a cerebral engagement with concepts of memory, relativity and Lacanian theory, Soderbergh's is a classy narrative piece - no more, no less.
January 10, 2016
Solaris is just boring. It's dull. God, is it dull! Dull! Dull! Dull! Dull! Dull!
June 4, 2011
...it 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.
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.
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