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Solo

  • Drama
  • 1996
  • Norberto Barba
  • 89 mins

Summary

Visceral science-fiction action thriller starring Mario Van Peebles. When Solo - a man-made fighting machine - makes a decision under fire that is contrary to its military leaders' objectives, the robot goes AWOL rather than face reprogramming.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

A pumped-up Mario Van Peebles plays a cyber-soldier who refuses to kill innocent Latin American villagers and becomes their friend instead, in this derivative but amiable sci-fi action thriller. You'll recognise themes, scenes and characters from dozens of other movies - particularly Terminator 2 - but Van Peebles isn't bad as a low-budget Arnie and the film has much less violence and more heart than you would expect. That said, there are too many moments of unintentional comedy caused by the ropey macho dialogue and the hammy performances of bad guys William Sadler and Barry Corbin.

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Credits

Cast

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SoloMario Van Peebles
General Clyde HaynesBarry Corbin
Colonel MaddenWilliam Sadler
LorenzoJaime Gomez
Bill StewartAdrien Brody
RioDemian Bichir
AgelaSeidy Lopez
MiguelAbraham Verduzco

Crew

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DirectorNorberto Barba

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance
Contains strong language, violence and brief nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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