Solaris (1972) Synopsis
A psychologist examines scientists at a space station.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Stands with the greatest science-fiction movies ever made.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An amazing celluloid poem by a filmmaker whom Ingmar Bergman called "the greatest." He very nearly was. He was also, perhaps, too pure a...
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A dazzlingly imaginative work with awesome production values and special effects that bear comparison to those of "2001."
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90

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Tarkovsky's eerie mystic parable is given substance by the filmmaker's boldly original grasp of film language and the remarkable...
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90

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
His (Tarkovsky's) pictures, and his sounds -- such as the symphonic drip of raindrops in a wooded pond -- tell more than just the immediate...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Routinely called Tarkovsky's reply to Kubrick's "2001" -- But Kubrick's film is outward, charting man's next step in the universe, while...
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80

TV Guide

Slow, but ravishingly beautiful and charged with a real poignancy.
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70

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
The most pop film the great Russian filmmaker ever made.
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Rated PG