Solaris Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Solaris the Movie

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In the midst of grieving over his dead wife Rheya (McElhone), psychologist Chris Kelvin (Clooney) is summoned to help bring back the survivors of a failed mission aboard a space station orbiting the planet Solaris. Once there, he finds the commander dead and the remaining crewmembers in the grip of some planet-induced paranoia. He also finds his supposedly-dead wife in bed with him the next morning. Soderburgh's moody, claustrophobic, deliberately-paced space oddity offers up existential dread, regret, and search for redemption as the main foes for his characters, rather than some malevolent outside force. This will definitely put off those looking for "Star Wars/Alien" type thrills, but will satisfy those looking for a more cerebral exercise.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 99 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Sanity Check, Wagon Train, Space Operas, Shrinks, Astronauts, Hallucinations/Illusions, Second Chance, Stolen from Europe, Flashback, Director/Star Teams: Soderbergh & Clooney
Steven Soderbergh
George Clooney, Natascha (Natasha) McElhone, Jeremy Davies, Viola Davis, Ulrich Tukur, Morgan Rusler
Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
Cliff Martinez
Paul Ledford, Mary Ann Bernard, Steve Arnold, Keith Cunningham, Milena Canonero, Philip Messina
James Cameron, Rae Sanchini, Jon Landau, Lightstorm Entertainment, 20th Century-Fox

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