Solo: A Star Wars Story

Release Date: May 25th, 2018

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers, including a 196-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon.

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Action , Science fiction , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Rivalry , Amusing , Friend , Brash , Transformation , Escape , Cool , Spirited , Quest ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the intermittent lags, the production proves to be more than a salvage operation thanks mainly to those engagingly choreographed performances, led by an irresistibly charismatic title turn from Alden Ehrenreich who ultimately claims Solo as his own even if he doesn’t entirely manage to convince us he’s Harrison Ford. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The neutral news about “Solo” is exactly that, its dramatic neutrality. Time ticks by at a drifty pace while lots of action of no great consequence grinds on. show more

  • 70
    John HazeltonScreen International

    The action ultimately takes second place to the fun moments linking the spin-off to the main Star Wars saga show more

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