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A.k.a.
Solaris
Year
1972
Runtime
167 min.
Director
Andrei Tarkovsky
Genres
Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
50,212
Checks
12,788
Favs
1,555
Dislikes
137
Favs/checks
12.2% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. _Bishop_'s avatar

    _Bishop_

    One of the best SciFi ever made. 10 years 3 months ago
  2. ermi's avatar

    ermi

    Wow. This got to be one of the most profound movies ever made. At some scenes I could barely breathe. 7 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I've used the term "glacial pacing" before, but I didn't know what it truly meant. Tartovsky's lingering on images borders on the photographic - or still life - and has a very unusual effect. The more you stare at an image, the more you start to figure out its meaning, and when that meaning is later evoked, the memory of the image is strong, not to say burned on your retina. It's not for everyone and every occasion, but I found it quite fascinating. If you've seen the Soderbergh/Clooney version, you'll have gotten something closer to Lem's original novel; Tarkovsky has other concerns, and makes this "anti-2001" about nostalgia. Nostalgia for Earth, for nature, for the people we have lost, and slyly perhaps, for pre-Soviet Russia. And I don't think enough commentators bring up Tartovsky's dry sense of humor, because it's definitely there, often deprecating his own inability to make a mainstream film. A must-see for film history buffs 5 years ago
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  2. This movie ranks #7 in Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
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  3. This movie ranks #10 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #28 in IMDb's 1970s Top 50
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  13. This movie ranks #77 in Russian Guild of Film Critics's Best Russian Films
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  16. This movie ranks #167 in The Criterion Collection
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  19. This movie ranks #208 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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