The Bottom Line
Solaris is sci-fi without action sequences, razzle-dazzle special effects, or gee-whiz high-tech gadgetry, but I found the movie to be very intellectually engaging.
- Intellectually challenging
- Interesting in terms of psychology
- Interesting in terms of philosophy
- Some viewers find movie dull
- Some find movie not emotionally engaging
- Some find movie difficult to understand
- DVD containing sci-fi movie Solaris (2002) starring George Clooney
- Film written and directed by Steven Soderbergh
- Movie based on Stanislaw Lems novel, which was also basis of 1972 Russian film with same title
- Excellent picture quality
- Excellent sound quality
- DVD release date: July 29, 2003
Guide Review - Solaris (2002) DVD Review
Solaris (2002) is sci-fi without action sequences, razzle-dazzle special effects, or gee-whiz high-tech gadgetry, but I found the movie to be very intellectually engaging. Set sometime in the future, its about the romantic love between a man (George Clooney) and a facsimile of his deceased wife (Natascha McElhone). A major character in the film is a planet that functions like a giant, single living organism having consciousness and intelligence. This is a cerebral movie, and I fear viewers wanting a highly emotional experience may be disappointed. I expect those who arent already familiar with the Solaris story will find the 2002 film hard to understand on first viewing, but on DVD you can watch it repeatedly.