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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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Afonso Poyart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... John Clancy
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Joe Merriwether
Abbie Cornish ... Katherine Cowles
Colin Farrell ... Charles Ambrose
Matt Gerald ... Agent Sloman
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Agent Sawyer
Marley Shelton ... Laura Merriwether
Xander Berkeley ... Mr. Ellis
Kenny Johnson ... David Raymond
Joshua Close ... Linus Harp (as Josh Close)
Sharon Lawrence ... Mrs. Ellis
Janine Turner ... Elizabeth Clancy
Luisa Moraes ... Victoria Raymond
Jordan Woods-Robinson ... Mr. Oldfield
Niyi Oni ... 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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How do you stop a killer who can read your mind? 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En la mente del asesino See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,354,572, 12 March 2016
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

After spending close to two years in the Warner Brothers vault, the film was bought by Relativity Media to release in the U.S. However, they never released it, due to their bankruptcy, and it was sold again to Lionsgate Premiere. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Connections

Features The Quiet Man (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel With Broken Wings
Written by Lance Larson and Rick DeSarno
Performed by Lance Larson
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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Interesting ideas trapped in a plastic plot.
25 September 2015 | by ryan-fotheringhamSee all my reviews

The supernatural element aside, this is a generic and clichéd serial killer chase. The premise boasts interesting ideas but fails to incorporate them in the plot in any way that gives the movie depth. The intrigue of the psychic powers within the film fades as the plot drags towards the finale and the last scene kills it off entirely.

Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell and Abbie Cornish have all proved, the former especially, that they have the ability to carry themselves in a blockbuster - though this film would hardly even qualify as such. Hopkins phones in a performance with small highlights few and far between. Farrell seems to give it his all but shining in a flick filmed so generically that it's almost laughable appears to be a tougher task than he could have anticipated. Cornish is decent but with the exception of a scene designed to pull on the audience's heartstrings has few opportunities to show off what she can do.

Camera shots float and zoom-in partially making the film feel almost like a spoof of the genre.

The psychic element does provide some interesting imagery as well as allowing for possible scenarios to be shown to the audience from the perspective of Hopkins and Farrell. However, much of the imagery appears irrelevant and it's inevitable explanation does not justify it's inclusion enough for the audience to have appreciation of it.

In conclusion, the film is bold to boast an original idea in a time where cinema is dominated by sequels, remakes and reboots. Nonetheless, much of the film reeks of cop drama generalisations alongside an underdeveloped supernatural element. On TV it might be worth a watch but I feel it isn't worth the price of a cinema ticket.


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