Solyaris ( Solaris ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 730

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 102

Theatrical Release Date: 06/24/1972

Language: Russian

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Actors: Jüri Järvet, Sos Sargsyan, Tamara Ogorodnikova, Yulian Semyonov, Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk

Plot: A planet appears to have been landed upon by the Solyaris space crew when Kelvin is sent to investigate the strange happenings.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/12/2012

This is quite effective and powerful... if you give it time to sink in. A thinking-man's sci-fi (much like 2001) - it can be slow at times but once you realize that's part of the beauty of this film, you come to appreciate it. Great film for sci-fi fans that want a movie that's bit more challenging, and ultimately rewarding, than the usual.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/13/2011

A sci-fi film that is a little slow to get going, but packs an emotional punch by the conclusion. It contains some beautifully constructed shots and is a more thoughtful film than an action-oriented one. Not Tarkovsky's masterpiece, but an effective film nonetheless.

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SIngli6 - wrote on 03/22/2011

Often coined the USSR's answer to 2001, 'Solyaris' is undoubtedly a masterpiece. In the face of Kubrick's existential space opera, though, it simply is not as impressive a masterpiece. No matter, as 'Solyaris' is still beautifully shot, scored, and acted... and will leave you arguably just as unnerved as ol' Stanley's film.

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Existenz - wrote on 04/21/2016

Our Daily Free Stream: Tarkovsky - Solaris (engl. subt.). Wir haben für euch im Laden eine Auswahl ernsthafter Science Fiction Filme aufgestellt. Deshalb gibts heute Solaris. - Die Filme von Andrei Tarkovsky wollen belehren und nicht unterhalten. Oft wird kritisiert, sie seien viel zu lang, doch das trifft nicht den Kern. Tarkovskys Langsamkeit dient dem Zweck, uns etwas runter zu fahren. Die normale Geschwindigkeit unseres Lebens weicht und wir treten ein in seinen Bereich der Meditation. Wir haben die Wahl: Reagieren wir auf seine Langsamkeit gelangweilt oder verdichten wir unsere Eindrücke? Er selbst hält das Kino für eine Hure, dass sich davon befreien muss, überhaupt gegen Entgeld verkauft zu werden. Stellen wir uns also diesen Cowboy mit Schnauzer und Stiefeln vor, diesen …

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/23/2011

Psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) spends his last day on Earth reminisce about his childhood home. Henri Burton (Vladislav Dvorzhetsky), a former space pilot, discloses something out of the ordinary. He mentioned witnessing an over-sized child on the ocean surface of Solaris. The tempo of the storytelling and lack of character development were some of the low-lights of the film. Most extended scenes were not beneficial to the plot. Performances, stunning cinematography, score and acting were really good. Screenplay was gorgeous with the following lines: Dr. Sartorius – “Man was created by Nature in order to explore it. As he approaches Truth he is fated to Knowledge.” Dr. Snaut – “Man needs man!” Kris Kelvin – “The salvation of humanity is in its …

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