Solo Reviews

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
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.
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.
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April 12, 2002
January 22, 2002
Since filmgoers are told early on that there is only one other super-cyborg prototype in the world, well, guess what the big climax is?
February 14, 2001
A lackluster action-adventure.
January 1, 2000
It's all painfully formulaic.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Not one fight is memorable, and the set looks recycled from an Indiana Jones theme park.
January 1, 2000
As movie androids go, Solo is a softie, and that's his problem.
January 1, 2000
For what it is, a straightforward sci-fi action movie with an equally straightforward hero, Solo works.
August 23, 1996
Soloflex might be a better title.