is an amazingly under-developed story with not enough explanation
for me, and moves along at a snail's pace. It left me awaiting
desperately for a surprise twist that would make the mounting
boredom worth while--but that never happens.
It's a slow, sterile, thought-provoking
film that will leave many unanswered questions, never spelling
anything out with long stretches containing no dialogue.
Plain and simple, I didn't like it.
More mystery than science fiction, George
Clooney sleepwalks his way through what may be his most boring
performance to date.
A cerebral sci-fi that has absolutely nothing
to say. Zero gravity balances zero chemistry as Solaris
lulls you into a dreamlike state that actually may be sleep.
Even the impressive direction and special
effects can't help this one.
The movie is about a man coming to terms
with the death of his wife in space. He boards a space station
orbiting the planet Solaris to find out why one crewmember has
killed himself and others are seeing strange and deadly things.
Soon, he's having visions of his own, including
erotic visits from his dead wife.
This brainy attempt at science fiction
for the thinking person doesn't play well with me. I left the
theater not knowing what happened and didn't care.