Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish star in this crime-thriller that looks like it has potential, but will likely fail to meet it.
Hopkins plays an ex-psychic who’s been asked to help solve a series of crimes using his psychic powers; his target, a murderer (played by Farrell) that’s one step ahead.
The film looks like it has set a good tone as far as crime-thrillers go, but it also looks rather run-of-the-mill and I’m not sold on the psychic/supernatural elements.
Just going off this new trailer, I have the feeling Solace could have worked better as a more grounded thriller, in a David Fincher Se7en type of way.
The psychic/supernatural elements seem to cheapen the plot in my opinion, however I could still be surprised.
The film has a great cast going for it at least, with legendary actor Anthony Hopkins front and centre, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Farrell and Abbie Cornish joining him.
The film comes from director Afonso Poyart, who is a relative newcomer.
Fans of genre-films such as this one might get something out of it, and as always it’s best to reserve judgement until seeing the film when it releases on 16 December 2016 in the USA.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The reclusive Clancy, who shuttered his practice and retreated from the world following the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He soon changes his mind after seeing disturbingly violent visions of Joe’s partner, FBI Special Agent Katherine Cowles’s (Abbie Cornish) ultimate demise. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers put him on the trail of a suspect, Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of this vicious murderer on a mission.
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