Solace, Blu-ray (2017)

by | Mar 5, 2017 | DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews

Hopkins plays a consultant with psychic powers to solve a series of murders.

Solace, Blu-ray (2017)

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell, Matt Gerald
Director: Afonso Poyart
Studio: Lionsgate Premiere (3/14/17)
Video: 2.40:1 1080p for 16:9 screens, HD color
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish
Extras: Commentary track with director, “Visions and Voices: The making of Solace,” featurette, Trailer gallery
Length: 102 min.
Rating: *****

This is a thrilling and well-done tale of a brilliant retired psychic who is hired by a younger friend on the FBI force investigating a series of three bodies with identical wounds, cryptic notes and no other evidence. At first the woman involved in the team doesn’t believe him, but he proves to her conclusively that he can see the past and future. He also sees what will happen to each of the people close to him.

It turns out that all who have been murdered by the serial murderer – who is a step ahead of the psychic – have some sort of terrible physical ailment which they will shortly die of and he is supposedly saving them all the suffering involved. The killer’s mission almost seems to make some sense. The all-seeing killer knows every move the team will make, and naturally it ends with a meeting on a train between the killer (played by Ferrell) and Hopkins. The producer of this film was also behind The Exorcism of Emily Rose and San Andreas.

—John Sunier

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