By Scott Brown
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:00 AM EDT
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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.

Solaris (Movie - 2003)

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 98 minutes
director
  • Steven Soderbergh

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