Appearance

  • light/dark mode
powered by
moviedb

Solo: A Star Wars Story

"Never tell him the odds."

PG-13 2018-05-15 Science Fiction 2hr 15m

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

More
Trailer
Disney Plus

Watch on Disney Plus

close
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Disney Plus

Watch on Disney Plus

Storyline

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

  • Released
    2018-05-15
  • Revenue
    $392,952,373
  • Budget
    $250,000,000
  • Runtime
    2hr 15m
  • Genre
    Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    6.9
  • Production
    Lucasfilm Ltd.

Crew

Ron Howard
Director
Kathleen Kennedy
Producer

Stream and watch Solo: A Star Wars Story

similar movies

The Man Within

The Man Within

The Ewok Adventure

The Ewok Adventure

The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Dark Was the Night

Dark Was the Night

Revenge of the Dragon

Revenge of the Dragon

The Big Boss

The Big Boss

Stargate: Continuum

Stargate: Continuum

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

The Scorpion King

The Scorpion King

Babylon A.D.

Babylon A.D.

Descendants: The Rise Of Red

Descendants: The Rise Of Red

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

This Island Earth

This Island Earth

Dune

Dune

*batteries not included

*batteries not included

Cast

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Tobias Beckett
Donald Glover

Donald Glover

Lando Calrissian
Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany

Dryden Vos
Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau

Rio Durant (voice)
Erin Kellyman

Erin Kellyman

Enfys Nest
Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

Lady Proxima (voice)
Anna Francolini

Anna Francolini

Imperial Emigration Officer
Andrew Woodall

Andrew Woodall

Imperial Recruitment Officer
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah

Shaquille Ali-Yebuah

Imperial Mudtrooper
Eben Figueiredo

Eben Figueiredo

Imperial Mudtrooper
Aaron Heffernan

Aaron Heffernan

Imperial Mudtrooper
Hal Fowler

Hal Fowler

Mimban Lieutenant
Damian Farrell

Damian Farrell

Mimban Guard
Dee Tails

Dee Tails

Quay Tolsite
Fraser Kelly

Fraser Kelly

Eager Scrumrat
Jason Wong

Jason Wong

Weapons Check Enforcer
Alice Hewkin

Alice Hewkin

Female Guest
Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan

Imperial Guest
Miles Richardson

Miles Richardson

Regional Governor
Sammy Hayman

Sammy Hayman

Spaceport Father
Rona Morison

Rona Morison

Spaceport Mother
Dempsey Bovell

Dempsey Bovell

Imperial Clerk
Joseph Charles

Joseph Charles

Savareen Air Traffic Controller
Dave Chapman

Dave Chapman

Rio Durant / Lady Proxima
Katy Kartwheel

Katy Kartwheel

Rio Durant
Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack

Moloch (voice)
Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Maul (voice)
Toby Hefferman

Toby Hefferman

Bink Otauna (uncredited)
Jonathan Kasdan

Jonathan Kasdan

Tag Greenley (uncredited)
Richard Dixon

Richard Dixon

Elite Citizen (uncredited)
Deepak Anand

Deepak Anand

Sheesha Smoking Guest (uncredited)
Samantha Alleyne

Samantha Alleyne

Mimban Trooper / Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Juan Alonso

Juan Alonso

Space Mine Control Room Droid (uncredited)
Derek Arnold

Derek Arnold

Argus Panox (uncredited)
Belinda Chapple

Belinda Chapple

Drydens Guest (uncredited)
Kristianne-Kaith Domingo

Kristianne-Kaith Domingo

Civilian Woman (uncredited)
John Duggan

John Duggan

Fisherman (uncredited)
Jordan Dumaurier

Jordan Dumaurier

Mud Trooper (uncredited)
Vikki Edwards

Vikki Edwards

Fisherwoman (uncredited)
Marc Esse

Marc Esse

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Kristine Fernandez

Kristine Fernandez

Slave (uncredited)
James Filanowski

James Filanowski

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
James Galvin

James Galvin

Mud Trooper (uncredited)
David Guerrero

David Guerrero

Dancer (uncredited)
Juke Hardy

Juke Hardy

Market Trader (uncredited)
Sarah Sayuri Hare

Sarah Sayuri Hare

Space Bar Girl (uncredited)
Ian Harrod

Ian Harrod

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Philip Harvey

Philip Harvey

Imperial Officer (uncredited)
Robin Harvey

Robin Harvey

Imperial Mudtrooper (uncredited)
Marina Hayter

Marina Hayter

Droid Arena Spectator (uncredited)
Brian Herring

Brian Herring

Hirang Birren (uncredited)
Robert Hladik

Robert Hladik

Imperial Speeder Driver (uncredited)
Van-Tien Hoang

Van-Tien Hoang

Moloch Henchman (uncredited)
Kevin Hudson

Kevin Hudson

Mimban trooper (uncredited)
Ty Hurley

Ty Hurley

Imperial Fleet Trooper (uncredited)
Sean James

Sean James

Henchman (uncredited)
Tobias James-Samuels

Tobias James-Samuels

Stormtrooper (uncredited)
Jackson Kai

Jackson Kai

Elite Citizen (uncredited)
John Kamau

John Kamau

Savareen Miner (uncredited)
Tyrone Kearns

Tyrone Kearns

Gambler at Lodge (uncredited)
Kamil Lemieszewski

Kamil Lemieszewski

Dryden Skipper (uncredited)
Jorge Leon Martinez

Jorge Leon Martinez

Mud Trooper (uncredited)
Chelsea Li

Chelsea Li

Dryden's Yacht guest (uncredited)
Chelsea Mather

Chelsea Mather

Rebel (uncredited)
Obie Matthew

Obie Matthew

Dryden Guest (uncredited)
Kenny-Lee Mbanefo

Kenny-Lee Mbanefo

Squad Leader Mudtrooper (uncredited)
Ashley McGuire

Ashley McGuire

Lodge Human Trainer (uncredited)
Jacqueline Ramnarine

Jacqueline Ramnarine

Bar Patron (uncredited)
Christina Richards

Christina Richards

Girl in Deadwood Den Watching (uncredited)
Belal Sabir

Belal Sabir

Fisherman (uncredited)
Sarah-Stephanie

Sarah-Stephanie

Dancer (uncredited)
Atul Sharma

Atul Sharma

Dryden Guest (uncredited)
Stephanie Silva

Stephanie Silva

Cloud-Rider Silvasu Fi (uncredited)
Neil Alexander Smith

Neil Alexander Smith

Starcave Nebula Guard (uncredited)
Clem So

Clem So

Dryden Guest (uncredited)
Richard Stanley

Richard Stanley

Cutthroat Hunter at Fort Ypso (uncredited)
Karol Steele

Karol Steele

Slave (uncredited)
A.k. Steppa

A.k. Steppa

Fort Ypso Vagrant (uncredited)
Fran Targ

Fran Targ

Slave (uncredited)
Steven F. Thompson

Steven F. Thompson

Imperial Fleet Trooper (uncredited)
Klemens Niklaus Trenkle

Klemens Niklaus Trenkle

Fort Ypso Bar Guest (uncredited)
Jo Wheatley

Jo Wheatley

Fisherwoman (uncredited)
Ray Whelan

Ray Whelan

Marauder (uncredited)
John Whitby

John Whitby

Flight trooper (uncredited)
Angela Yeoh

Angela Yeoh

Miner (uncredited)
Mark Ryder

Mark Ryder

Dryden's Guest (uncredited)
Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Drill Wookiee Slave (uncredited)

Videos and Photos

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Movie Reviews

Reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story
reviewer avatar

A Review by garethmb

Written by garethmb on 2018-05-16

Back in 1977 I remember going into the original Cine Capri to see “Star Wars” with some friends. I was very young but little did I know that... read more

Back in 1977 I remember going into the original Cine Capri to see “Star Wars” with some friends. I was very young but little did I know that movie would change my life and put me on the path that I am now. Over the decades that have followed I have read the books and comics, played with the toys, played the video games, and eagerly watched any new film or television show related to the franchise. The fact that Disney has put out a new film every years since “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is great for fans like me as those three year waits; to say nothing of the 17+ years between the Original and Prequel Trilogies were tough. Through it all my favorite character has always been Han Solo. I do not know what it is but the brash, cocky, money loving; scoundrel who gets in and out of trouble yet does the right thing in the end has always connected with me. So when news came that there would be a new movie based on the early years of the title characters I was excited but concerned as Harrison Ford is so iconic in that role I could not see how anyone could measure up. Combine that with original Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller being removed from the film after shooting a significant number of weeks, there was ample concern to go around. Fortunately for fans, Director Ron Howard has crafted a very enjoyable film as “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” deftly combines the action, visuals, and humor that made the films cinematic legends and in doing so introduces new characters and expands the lore of the Star Wars Universe. The film follows a young Han (Alden Ehrenreich), who hustles to survive and get off the world of Corrilia. Han like many kids on the street pull all sorts of scams under the control of various criminals and he plots to escape with his friend Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke). When an opportunity arises, Han takes it, but finds himself in the Imperial Navy which does not bode well for a person with strong opinions and a mind of his own. Fate steps in once again and introduces Han to Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), and a mentor figure in the form of a man named Beckett (Woody Harrelson). Han attempts to prove himself to his new crew as he sees this as his way out to a better life. However with things take a turn for the worse, he must work with his new associates to clear the slate with a deadly crime boss named Dry’den Vos (Paul Bettany). As anyone who follows the series knows Han has a way of escalating a situation and this leads the crew to recruiting Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), into the crew as they set off to pull off a risky and dangerous mission to get the much needed resources to save their lives. What follows is a very enjoyable film that has an appropriate amount of humor and character building as well as plenty of good action and effects which should keep fans of the series happy. The new characters were very enjoyable and added a new depth to Han as well as the Star Wars mythos but what really impressed me was that at no time did I find myself comparing Ehrenreich to Harrison Ford. He was charismatic and enjoyable in the role and I easily believed that this was Han before life, the universe, and circumstances turned him into the man we would know years later. Glover is uncanny with his version of Lando and he at times almost sounded like Billy Dee Williams and had many of the mannerisms of the character down His back and forth with Han was great to see and we got a much deeper understand of both the characters and their complicated history with one another. Clark and Harrelson round things out well as they provide a great balance to Han. One is a mentor and one is the link to the life he had and the dreams he wants to achieve. Ron Howard moves things along well without rushing things as while it does take a bit of time getting up to speed, it happens at a natural pace without seeming rushed. Howard also does not rely on an abundance of effects to carry the film. There are plenty of practical FX and makeup creations to make you well aware that this is a vast and diverse galaxy but he uses them and the CGI to enhance the story rather than carry it. There are numerous nods throughout to past films as well both visual and verbal and a few great surprises along the way. It is believed that more adventures of the younger Han will be coming in the future and I cannot wait for them to arrive as this was a very fun film. Now the only hard part will be the 19 month wait for Episode IX as the five month wait from the last film already seems like ages ago and I cannot wait for more. 4.5 stars out of 5

reviewer avatar

A Review by jmquint00 6

Written by jmquint00 on 2018-05-26

Not a bad movie, but you cannot replace H. Ford. The new Solo tries to be too much like the old Solo. Also, Lando is way too cool. Fav chara... read more

Not a bad movie, but you cannot replace H. Ford. The new Solo tries to be too much like the old Solo. Also, Lando is way too cool. Fav character was L3.

reviewer avatar

A Review by Movie Queen41 7

Written by Movie Queen41 on 2018-05-27

I have been a Star Wars fan since childhood. In fact, Star Wars: A New Hope was one of the first movies I ever saw in a theater. And I reall... read more

I have been a Star Wars fan since childhood. In fact, Star Wars: A New Hope was one of the first movies I ever saw in a theater. And I really enjoyed this movie. Don't believe the naysayers. There has been a lot of bad press surrounding the movie since the directors got fired and had to be replaced by Ron Howard. There was also some controversy of whether the lead actor was any good as Han Solo. The movie is not the mess we were led to believe. It works pretty well. Good action and special effects and lots of interesting alien creatures, as we would expect from a Star Wars movie. Alden Ehrenreich does a good job to make the role his own instead of doing an impression of Harrison Ford. Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Walter-Bridge, Donald Glover, and Paul Bettany also do good work in the film. Recommended for Star Wars fans.

reviewer avatar

A Review by tmdb15214618 6

Written by tmdb15214618 on 2018-05-27

Things happen because they're supposed to happen, and not because they would benefit the story. This is well-made but it feels perfunctory, ... read more

Things happen because they're supposed to happen, and not because they would benefit the story. This is well-made but it feels perfunctory, fragmented, and, most importantly, entirely unnecessary. This movie is what happens when you work back from a foregone conclusion that's three decades old. Solo is tired, and it made me feel tired. It should never have been made. P.S. This is the first movie in which I didn't dislike Emilia Clarke! She's improving.

reviewer avatar

A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2018-09-07

The public's backlash against _Solo_ has been **severely** diminished when compared to _The Last Jedi_, unfortunately however, so did the bo... read more

The public's backlash against _Solo_ has been **severely** diminished when compared to _The Last Jedi_, unfortunately however, so did the box office numbers. Best case scenario, this thing breaks even, and even that is looking unlikely. But I did actually quite enjoy _Solo_. It's not perfect, there are a decent number of problems I had with both the movie itself, and with its connection to the story overall, but I actually had a really good time watching _Solo_ (and seeing as I was probably the most sick I've ever been in my life when I watched it, that's saying something). _Final rating:★★★½ - I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time_.

reviewer avatar

A Review by Dark Jedi 7

Written by Dark Jedi on 2018-11-03

I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant about watching this movie since it seems to have received quite a bit of flak. But then so did The... read more

I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant about watching this movie since it seems to have received quite a bit of flak. But then so did The Last Jedi and I liked that one a lot so a few days ago me and the kids sat down to watch Solo on my home cinema rig. What I found was a quite enjoyable action adventure movie. Yes, the story is simple and quite predictable but that is fine by me. What I wanted was a simple and straightforward action roller coaster and that was pretty much what I got. I did not want some deep crap with a lot of social pointers all over the place. It is Star Wars, it is meant to just entertain. Action and special effects “über alles” plain and simple. Portraying Han Solo when he was young is of course a quite tall order for any actor. Everyone is going to compare him with Harrison Ford and that is pretty much a recipe for failure. Personally I am happy that they picked an actor that was not especially well known from other movies, at least not to me. If they had not done that I would have compared him not only to Harrison Ford but also to whatever character he had played before. I think Alden Ehrenreich did a fairly good job of portraying a young Han Solo. Actually, I think most of the actors was fairly okay. It’s not a Shakespeare play after all. It did sadden me that Woody turned out to be such an asshole in the end though. For most of the movie I quite liked the guy. The story was, as I already wrote, simple and straightforward. Predictable as hell of course but then, in these kind of movies the story is more or less only a means to tie together the action. It worked for me. I am so glad that they actually did tie up a certain loose end at the end of the movie though. If Solo hadn’t been in that last game of cards with Lando and the outcome not been what it was I would have been seriously miffed about the entire movie. Probably one of the scenes I liked the most actually. As I am writing this the movie has a rating of 7 out of 10 on IMDb and I think that is pretty much spot on. I have to say that I am quite sad about Disney’s knee-jerk reaction to pull the brakes on the Star Wars movies. This is so typical of the Hollywood bean counters nowadays. If a movie is not making an insane amount of money the first couple of weeks it is considered a failure and the standard response is to pull the franchise. That is essentially saying that there is something wrong with the audience. We made a good movie but you did not like it so we kill the franchise way of thinking. Well, news flash dumb asses, if the movie didn’t sell as well as you estimated either there is something wrong with your over-inflated estimates or with the movie you did. It’s your fault, not the audience. Make a better one or fix your estimates! Okay, as a Star Wars fan I am perhaps biased but I am so tired of dumbass bean counters, not just where movie making is concerned.

reviewer avatar

A Review by John Chard 8

Written by John Chard on 2019-07-28

Let me give you some advice. Assume everyone will betray you. And you will never be disappointed. So the latest in what is becoming a lon... read more

Let me give you some advice. Assume everyone will betray you. And you will never be disappointed. So the latest in what is becoming a long running sci-fi franchise sees Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) get his prequel movie. Unsurprisingly, such is the ferocious core fan base of the Star Wars series, it has been met with a mixture of outright hatred to pats on the back appreciation. It really is a case here of jumping in to view it on its own terms to at least give it a chance. The truth is, is that if this was a stand alone movie being judged purely as a science fiction action movie, then it would be better appreciated. For this is cracker jack entertainment in that sphere, with superbly constructed worlds inhabited by delirious looking aliens species, feisty droids hold court, and the humans are daring, cheeky and even sexy. It is in short quality and fantastical sci-fi, even if in truth as per the Solo character trajectory it's safe film making. We, as in the royal Star Wars fans we, all have our card carrying belief that our opinion on any Star Wars film is correct, but really the only advice I can honestly give here is that if you haven't seen it yet then at least give it a chance. Those that have seen it have their minds made up either way, so personally I can only say how much fun I had watching it - twice! All the dots are joined towards the Solo character I love so dear, from back when with childhood eyes in the late 70s I was transfixed on that big screen. How great to see how Han met Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and how their brilliant friendship begins. To witness the birth of the Han/Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover excellent) friendly rivalry - and all that that entails as regards our favourite spaceship - The Millennium Falcon. Yes, I like it well enough for sure, maybe you will as well? 7.5/10

reviewer avatar

A Review by dalboz 4

Written by dalboz on 2019-11-13

My, how the mighty have fallen! It used to be that Star Wars could do no wrong. People were even forgiving of the prequel trilogy (eventuall... read more

My, how the mighty have fallen! It used to be that Star Wars could do no wrong. People were even forgiving of the prequel trilogy (eventually) and its many, many flaws to accept them in the multi-billion dollar franchise. There was some trepidation over the whole “Star Wars Story” side story films, but that seemed to be allayed by the excellent “Rogue One.” Then comes “Solo,” and I’m sorry to say that our fears have now been realized. Starting with Han growing up as a youth on Corellia, we see how each aspect of his character comes into being. Each. Aspect. Even how he gets the name Solo. I mean, seriously! They create a checklist, from his relationships to Chewie and Lando, right down to his blaster, and shows how each one comes to pass or be in his possession. It’s actually kind of...well, sad. It turns out that every iconic aspect of this character we’ve loved all sprang out of one single caper in his career. Talk about peaking early! They even recreate some famous scenes, but they’re still the same scenes just with a new coat of paint. And paint is a very apt metaphor. “Solo” is very much a paint by numbers Star Wars film. No surprises. Purely for fans, and even then there’s some issues. Even the cameo at the end felt ridiculously overdone. Star Wars fatigue definitely seems to be setting in. Still, as a Star Wars fan, I’m probably being more forgiving even though I rate this movie as just “Okay.”

reviewer avatar

A Review by r96sk 7

Written by r96sk on 2021-02-05

Yet another story squeezed into the timeline of this franchise. <em>'Solo: A Star Wars Story'</em> is a good one, though. The casting is ... read more

Yet another story squeezed into the timeline of this franchise. <em>'Solo: A Star Wars Story'</em> is a good one, though. The casting is well done, they are all satisfactory in what they give to the film. Alden Ehrenreich is a solid cast as the titular character, I found him enjoyable. Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Paul Bettany, meanwhile, are all positive additions. I like how it connects into its position in the <em>'Star Wars'</em> universe, sometimes you can tell they jumped through quite a few hoops just to make certain things work but I think they did an admirable job. The film looks and sounds the part, it's certainly up to the standard that I expect from these productions. I wouldn't say it is anything all that sensational or anything, but I came away from watching in a pleasant mood.

Read Full Review (The thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely those of the reviewer.)
A Review by garethmb

Back in 1977 I remember going into the original Cine Capri to see “Star Wars” with some friends. I was very young but little did I know that movie would change my life and put me on the path that I am now. Over the decades that have followe...

reviewer avatar

A Review by garethmb

Written by garethmb on 2018-05-16

Back in 1977 I remember going into the original Cine Capri to see “Star Wars” with some friends. I was very young but little did I know that movie would change my life and put me on the path that I am...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by jmquint00 6

Written by jmquint00 on 2018-05-26

Not a bad movie, but you cannot replace H. Ford. The new Solo tries to be too much like the old Solo. Also, Lando is way too cool. Fav character was L3....

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Movie Queen41 7

Written by Movie Queen41 on 2018-05-27

I have been a Star Wars fan since childhood. In fact, Star Wars: A New Hope was one of the first movies I ever saw in a theater. And I really enjoyed this movie. Don't believe the naysayers. There has...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by tmdb15214618 6

Written by tmdb15214618 on 2018-05-27

Things happen because they're supposed to happen, and not because they would benefit the story. This is well-made but it feels perfunctory, fragmented, and, most importantly, entirely unnecessary. Thi...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2018-09-07

The public's backlash against _Solo_ has been **severely** diminished when compared to _The Last Jedi_, unfortunately however, so did the box office numbers. Best case scenario, this thing breaks even...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Dark Jedi 7

Written by Dark Jedi on 2018-11-03

I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant about watching this movie since it seems to have received quite a bit of flak. But then so did The Last Jedi and I liked that one a lot so a few days ago me a...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by John Chard 8

Written by John Chard on 2019-07-28

Let me give you some advice. Assume everyone will betray you. And you will never be disappointed. So the latest in what is becoming a long running sci-fi franchise sees Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) ...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by dalboz 4

Written by dalboz on 2019-11-13

My, how the mighty have fallen! It used to be that Star Wars could do no wrong. People were even forgiving of the prequel trilogy (eventually) and its many, many flaws to accept them in the multi-bill...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by r96sk 7

Written by r96sk on 2021-02-05

Yet another story squeezed into the timeline of this franchise. <em>'Solo: A Star Wars Story'</em> is a good one, though. The casting is well done, they are all satisfactory in what they give to th...

read more