Solaris Reviews

May 18, 2017
The film has a hypnotic pull, drawing the viewer deeper and deeper into its enigmatic adventure by crafting a world all its own.
May 6, 2017
Andrei Tarkovsky's pacing is less moved by narrative detail than thematic and metaphorical suggestion.
June 16, 2014
Tarkovsky's speculative visions enfold the mysteries of death and rebirth, the lost paradise of childhood, the power of art to define identity, the menace of science as destructive vanity ...
May 24, 2011
Proves the yin to Kubrick's yang, not out of contrarian longing, but because that was the form best suited for the content Tarkovsky wanted to explore.
May 23, 2011
The effects are scanty, the drama gloomy, the philosophy of the film thick as a cloud of ozone. The plot is not all that original either.
May 23, 2011
Its discussion of passion and obsession, regret and reconciliation is consistently challenging and offers few easy answers.
May 30, 2007
Andrei Tarkovsky spins a strange, slow but absorbing parable on life and love in the guise of a sci-fi theme.
May 30, 2007
More an exploration of inner than of outer space, Tarkovsky's eerie mystic parable is given substance by the filmmaker's boldly original grasp of film language and the remarkable performances by all the principals.
February 9, 2006
It's a smart response to the superficial excesses of the sci-fi genre.
May 9, 2005
This complex and sometimes very beautiful film is about humanity but hardly at all about politics.
February 18, 2003
A million light years removed from the pseudo-religious grandstanding of Kubrick's acid-trip space odyssey, this takes Kelvin -- and us -- on a journey into the uncharted depths of inner space.
January 24, 2003
It's a thoughtful, deep, sensitive movie that uses the freedom of, science-fiction to examine human nature. It starts slow, but once you get involved, it grows on you.
January 23, 2003
A visionary science-fiction film that takes us on a profound voyage into both outer and inner space.
December 13, 2002
To view the work of Andrei Tarkovsky ... is to look into the face of God.
November 21, 2002
A dazzlingly imaginative work with awesome production values and special effects that bear comparison to those of 2001.
October 15, 2002
The most pop film the great Russian filmmaker ever made.
January 1, 2000
The third feature in Tarkovsky's brief, shining career will deliver you from the mundane to the sublime.