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Solaris

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Solaris (Movie - 2003)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
98 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/27/02
performer:
George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis
director:
Steven Soderbergh
Producer:
James Cameron
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
10681
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama

We gave it a B

A somber, stainless steel future full of somber, stainless steel people. A sentient planet with the power to incarnate loved ones from the memories of the morose (Clooney, as a widowed shrink sent to investigate goings-on at a space station). A movie that’s positively tantric — and, at times, achingly airless — in its Kubrickian vacuum of emotional suspended animation. Director Steven Soderbergh wanted to humanize Stanislaw Lem’s novel of quantum hearts, but he’s made a very remote — if well-tooled — picture. EXTRAS Soderbergh’s commentary with producer James Cameron is a terrific crash course in filmmaking — and in where not to use a Velvet Underground song cue.

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