Solo Reviews

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May 27, 2018
An altogether nonsensical bit of action/sci-fi garbage that marries a dreadful script with hilariously chintzy action.
August 2, 2014
He's The Terminator's distant cousin. He's Solo, and he's jerrybuilt from parts of so many other movies that it's hard to recognize a single original element in this android-warrior saga with Mario Van Peebles in the thankless title role.
July 27, 2014
The action is neither big nor imaginatively filmed enough to satisfy fans of the genre, though Van Peebles seems to be enjoying his crack at sad-eyed, Chaplinesque pathos.
May 28, 2013
These escapist showdown movies are only as good as their villains and heroes. The heavies here are more of those ubiquitous gung-ho military types who are due to be dishonorably discharged from further cinematic duty.
May 28, 2013
There are too many moments of unintentional comedy caused by the ropey macho dialogue and the hammy performances of bad guys William Sadler and Barry Corbin.
May 28, 2013
Here's a surprise tucked into the languishing days of summer movies. Arriving with hardly any attention is a satisfying, even fun, action picture about a futuristic soldier named Solo.
May 28, 2013
Since the hero and the villains are equally mechanical, the big, loud battles are as exciting and suspenseful as watching people play Mortal Kombat for 90 minutes.
May 28, 2013
Solo is at least instructive as a miscellany of action movie cliches in one neat and depressing package.
May 28, 2013
Solo contains the usual shoot-'em-ups, an undistinguished performance from Van Peebles, plus lots of crummy dialogue.
July 28, 2009
Mindless entertainment for the end of the summer, with emphasis on the mindless.
January 14, 2007
August 5, 2006
The best one can say for Norberto Barba is that he directs a slick piece of goods. But no amount of fast cutting or tempo can disguise the material's simplistic, thoughtless nature.
September 29, 2005
April 9, 2005
It simply plods along to it's inevitable, uninvolving and pretty uninteresting end.
July 25, 2004
July 11, 2003
Silly action yarn furthering the demise of van Peebles.
March 20, 2003
March 16, 2003
It's not a great film, but it is a little above average.
August 30, 2002
July 29, 2002
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