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Solace (2015)

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A psychic works with the F.B.I., in order to hunt down a serial killer.

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... John Clancy
... Joe Merriwether
... Katherine Cowles
... Charles Ambrose
... Agent Sloman
... Agent Sawyer
... Laura Merriwether
... Mr. Ellis
... David Raymond
... Linus Harp (as Josh Close)
... Mrs. Ellis
... Elizabeth Clancy
... Victoria Raymond
... Mr. Oldfield
... Agent Fibbie
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A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy.

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A serial killer who can see your future, a psychic who can save it. See more »


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Rated R for violence and bloody images throughout, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

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En la mente del asesino  »

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$22,354,572, 12 March 2016
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The script for this movie was originally picked up by New Line Cinema, with the intention to re-write it as a sequel to Se7en (1995), tentatively titled Ei8ht. The main character was supposed to be Se7en's Detective William Somerset, who had acquired psychic powers. This idea was dropped after Se7en director David Fincher reacted negatively to the idea, after which it was produced as a stand-alone film. See more »

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The amount of window glass in the train after the shootout is very little considering that all of the window are shattered. See more »

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Joe Merriwether: [sniffing the cigar] Cuban.
Agent Katherine Cowles: What's the word, Sawyer?
Agent Sawyer: Looks like a match.
Agent Katherine Cowles: [holds up three fingers to Merriwether]
Agent Sawyer: [on the phone] Yeah, it's Joe. We've got a series. Same M O, same signature, no DNA. Not one goddamn shred.
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References Se7en (1995) See more »

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Che Gelida Manina
From "La Boheme"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
Conducted by Will Humburg (uncredited)
Featuring Jonathan Welch
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Daft but gripping
1 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

If this reminds you of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, it's almost certainly meant to. Anthony Hopkins, in creepy (hammy!) near-Hannibal mode, plays a clairvoyant investigator helping the FBI track down a serial killer who - by credibility-stretching coincidence - also happens to be blessed with amazing psychic powers and has a seriously weird motive for his grisly crimes.

SOLACE was originally pitched as a sequel to SE7EN, we're told, and had major production difficulties. There are echoes of almost all the Hannibal Lecter movies. Abbie Cornish's FBI agent never escapes from the shadow of Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling. Colin Farrell is, as ever, a charismatic presence, although he is playing a character the script does not make remotely believable. We see too many of Hopkins's 'visions' of how things may (or may not) be about to turn out. Nowhere near as grim and atmospheric as SE7EN, SOLACE is more than a little daft - but despite muddled direction it's still gripping and at least as watchable as a 'vintage' episode of CSI.


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