Solace (2016)

When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 16, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Solace boasts a talented cast and a somewhat intriguing premise, but they're outweighed by a plodding story that teeters between tired clichés and ludicrous twists.

Tomris Laffly
New York Magazine/Vulture

Solace isn't a Silence of the Lambs sequel in which Hopkins gets to reprise the role of Hannibal Lecter. But he comes pretty damn close in this ludicrous murder mystery, which is stuck somewhere between a bad season of Dexter and a dated crime flick.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

As leftovers go, "Solace" retains a fair amount of flavor, thanks to high-end ingredients.

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Jim Schembri

Anthony Hopkins really is a prime example of that rare breed of actor whose magnetic presence can lift a film a few notches. With Colin Farrell also on board, the film boasts a strong cast that makes you wonder why the film bypassed cinemas here.

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Glenn Kenny

The directorial pyrotechnics keep Solace from "dragging" in a narrative sense; the very real boredom it nonetheless elicits is more existential.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

This paranormal cops-versus-serial-killer procedural is never not ridiculous, but it's often entertaining as well ...

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Though it has a decent premise and a great cast, this supernatural thriller can't seem to overcome its crushingly mediocre screenwriting and filmmaking techniques. It's highly forgettable.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Staggeringly silly and visually disordered, this unfortunate misfire has been kicking around Europe and elsewhere for a couple of years under different titles, and it's easy to see why.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

An overly convoluted tale drowned in creepy but essentially meaningless violent images and dry performances.

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Chris Sawin

Similarities and connections are one thing, but Solace seems to grasp at straws and force-link everything when it isn't necessary. Solace is this damaged and lackluster film that sometimes tip-toes in the category of a beautiful disaster.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A little bit of a homage to Silence Of The Lambs as a psychic begrudgingly agrees to go after a serial killer. There's even a scene where Hopkins… More
Brendan Nicholls
I'm glad audiences got this and not critics, I hope rotten tomatoes steers away from critics someday. This is one crazy journey and throws twist after… More
Carlos Magalhães
The only solace I had was when this crappy derivative of Se7en ended, because there is nothing worse or more embarrassing than witnessing an amateur director… More
Stephen Skudlarek
I don't understand why the ratings are so terrible for this...Solace is an excellent film.
Gimly M.
Not half as clever as it thinks it is. Not half as bad as it's purported to be. I'm glad that this never became EI8HT though. It struggled enough to… More