sandro’s review published on Letterboxd:
i mean, i won't pretend i'm a smart person, but i think my enjoyment of this is more immediate than stalker's was. i think both films deserve time to finalize thoughts, and excessive rewatches and pondering, but this got through to me faster than stalker did. loved the discussions and ideas, the very formal approach to sci-fi concepts, using the genre to explore themes instead of letting the genre dominate the film. maybe i was just knew what to expect, because even though you *know* tarkovsky's style, you don't know it until you experience it, so.
can't say if i liked it more than stalker or not. but love both, and i'm actually very excited to see the solaris remake, cuz i just happen to have a dvd for that lying around. hmm.