Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Clooney brings raw intensity to his role; his scenes with McElhone are rooted in a fierce romantic yearning.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Soderbergh version is like the same story freed from the weight of Tarkovsky's solemnity. And it evokes one of the rarest of movie emotions, ironic regret.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Unexpectedly thoughtful, as well as touching.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Solaris, an exploration of outer space and inner anguish, reminds us that science fiction can embrace adult ideas and human drama as well as technology and futuristic action.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A darkly brilliant sci-fi movie about emotions so deep, the story could be taking place within the chambers of the heart instead of an arid space station. At the same time, it is a coldly theoretical piece that could leave viewers unengaged.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
To appreciate Solaris, the new film by Steven Soderbergh, it helps to downshift your moviegoing metabolism to a level approaching the cryogenically frozen: The movie's that cerebral, that contemplative, that slow.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For those who have seen Tarkovsky's moody original, let me say that Soderbergh skims the fat from the 1972 film. What's left is a rich stew of longing.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Soderbergh does a fine job creating a moody atmosphere of pervasive anxiety. The ending can be interpreted a few different ways and should ignite debate about its meaning.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Soderbergh, in essence, has come up with a plodding and far less psychologically arresting version of ''Ghost.''
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A ponderous and dreadful film.
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65 out of 100
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