Solace (2015 film)

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Solace -- movieposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Afonso Poyart
Produced by
  • Thomas Augsberger
  • Matthias Emcke
  • Beau Flynn
  • Tripp Vinson
Screenplay by
Music by BT[1][2]
Cinematography Brendan Galvin
Edited by Lucas Gonzaga
Distributed by Relativity Media
Release dates
  • April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24) (Turkey)
  • September 9, 2015 (2015-09-09) (TIFF)
  • September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25) (United Kingdom)
  • September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02) (United States)
Running time
101 minutes[3]
Country United States
Language English
Box office $22.4 million[4]

Solace is a 2015 American mystery thriller film directed by Afonso Poyart and starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish. The film's script was originally planned and developed as a sequel to the 1995 thriller film Se7en, but the idea was eventually scrapped, and Solace was completed instead.[5]


A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), works with an FBI special agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell).[6] After having lived two years in isolation since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an FBI 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.



"The film has an influence of Se7en and Silence of the Lambs, but tried to flee the genre. I do not think Solace is a serial killer movie, it is only its outer layer. In the background the film is much more than that, talking about life and death, and raises some interesting moral dilemmas.

—Afonso Poyart.[7]

The script for Solace originates from a re-written script that was intended to be a sequel to Se7en.[8]

On May 10, 2012, it was announced that Brazilian director Afonso Poyart was attached to direct.[9]

Principal photography began in the last week of May 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.[6][10]


The film made its premiere in Turkey on April 24, 2015 before receiving a screening at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2015. The film's North American release will be on September 2, 2016, making this Relativity Media's first release since the studio emerged from bankruptcy.[11]


Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 26% based on 27 reviews, with a weighted average score of 4.4/10.[12] On Metacritic, the film has a normalized score of 41% based on 4 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[13]


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