Become a Premium Member | Only $2 a month

► You're making sure we survive
► Exclusive previews
► No more ads





Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.


Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

 [more »]

Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

A remake of the classic Russian sci-fi film about a space station that's orbiting an ocean world called Solaris. Suddenly, strange things begin happening on the station: the commander of an expedition to the planet dies mysteriously, and the crew starts seeing old acquaintances, including some that are dead. George Clooney stars as a psychologist who comes to the station to investigate. Also with Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies, Viola Davis and Ulrich Tukur. [1:39]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A nude man and woman kiss passionately (we see them each from the back exposing bare backs and buttocks), caress each other and thrust while having sex (we see the man's bare chest). A nude man and woman lie on a bed talking (they lie on their stomachs and we see the man's bare buttocks and bare chest). A man and a woman kiss romantically in a few scenes. A woman touches a man's shoulder tenderly while he sleeps. We see a man wearing a tank T-shirt and boxer shorts in a few scenes, and we see a man bare-chested in a couple of scenes. A woman wears a very tight-fitting dress.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman lies on the floor with a bubbling liquid around her face; we see a line of burned skin next to her mouth and hear that she drank liquid oxygen and is dead. We see a dead man with blood on his hand and face and he's tinged a little blue. A man goes into a morgue, finds three bodies, opens a bag and sees a dead man (we see his discolored face), and opens another bag (we see a smear of blood on the bag, but we do not see the corpse). A woman takes a number of pills to commit suicide (we see her limp hand). A dead woman with a large wound on her face begins to flail and convulse, the wound heals instantly and she is alive again. A man yells at and shoves a woman and throws things in a rage. A man enters a space station and sees a trail of blood on the floor, passageways and stairway. A man cuts himself deeply on the finger while slicing vegetables (we see it bleed). A woman is locked in an escape pod and launched into space (we see her terrified face through the window). A man walks through a space station, a loud noise starts ringing out, he cringes from the pain and collapses. A man talks about having killed another man. A man describes how two people died; one was suicide, one was shot and killed by a security team, and a third person disappeared. There is a discussion about a security team having been lost while on a mission to investigate a space station. A man is terrified when he awakens to find his wife (who had died some time ago) in bed next to him. We hear that a space station is being pulled toward a planet and will be destroyed (we watch as it enters the atmosphere and begins to break apart). We hear maniacal laughter. Although not made clear, it seems as though a character has an abortion.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 6 scatological terms, 1 religious profanity, 1 religious exclamation. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, morality, suicide, grief, death of a spouse, depression, agoraphobia, insomnia, free will, the existence of God, origins of humanity, mortality, abortion, forgiveness.

MESSAGE - There are no answers in life, only choices.

Special Keywords: S5 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member

A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.

INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.


Tell all your friends: Please recommend to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.


Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.

Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.