I’m having a mini thriller season starting off with the Anthony Hopkins / Colin Farrell film Solace. I’d never heard of it but I think you’re going to like it. Let’s find out what it’s all about, so without further ado here’s my Solace Blu-ray Review.
- Solace (2015)
- Genre: Thriller
- Directed by Afonso Poyart
- Running Time: 101 mins
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Entertainment in Video
- Blu-ray Released: 18 January 2018
FBI special agent Joe Merriweather (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is left stumped by a series of murders. All of the victims have something unique in common. In order to try and move the case forward he invites his friend and psychic Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins) to help him and his FBI partner Agent Katherine Cowles (Abbie Cornish) crack the case.
Style / Direction
The film is directed by Afonso Poyart whilst the cinematography is handled by Brendan Galvin. Overall the movie is well structured and shot. I’d say for the most part its also stylishly filmed.
Music / Audio Effects
The music comes from Brian Wayne Transeau.
Acting / Characters
The film revolves around four main characters played by Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish and Colin Farrell.
I guess the most interesting relationship at least for the majority of the movie is between Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Dean Morgan characters. The two really work well and have a genuine fondness for one another.
Hopkins plays Dr John Clancy a psychic who is brought in by Agent Joe Merriweather (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to help solve a series of murders. He is backed up by his partner Agent Katherine Cowles played by Abbie Cornish.
To be honest I didn’t really take to Abbie Cornish for most of the movie but by the end her performance did just about win me over.
Farrell uses those glaring eyes to ramp up the unease when he finally meets Anthony Hopkins character. It’s a pretty good performance.
- Anthony Hopkins as John Clancy
- Colin Farrell as Charles Ambrose
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Agent Joe Merriweather
- Abbie Cornish as Agent Katherine Cowles
- Jordan Woods-Robinson as Jeffrey Oldfield
- Marley Shelton as Laura Merriweather.
- Xander Berkeley as Mr. Ellis
- Kenny Johnson as David Raymond
- Janine Turner as Elizabeth Clancy
- Sharon Lawrence as Mrs. Ellis
- Jose Pablo Cantillo as Sawyer
- Matt Gerald as Sloman
Conclusion: Solace (2015) Film Review
Solace is a really terrific thriller that has many unexpected twist and turns. The acting is especially good from Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Colin Farrell. The story is a good one I found myself gripped right from the start.
If you’re into thrillers I highly recommend taking a look at Solace (2015).
If you enjoyed my Solace Blu-ray Review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Assault (1971)
- Cruising (1980)
- The Watcher (2000)
- Sleepless (2001)
- Identity (2003)
- 88 Minutes (2007)
- Orphan (2009)
Conclusion: Solace Blu-ray Review
The film is pretty new so the image quality is perfect.
On to my movie rating for Solace (2015)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
Amazon UK Links
Solace (2015) is available now on Blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not representative of the Blu-ray version
That concludes my Solace Blu-ray review. I’m aiming to review more classic films over the coming weeks. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: Solace (2015) Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Afonso Poyart
Actor(s): Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Hopkins is outstanding in this compelling thriller.