Solarbabies (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Solarbabies (1986)




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Aimed at adolescent audiences, this futuristic sci-fi actioner is set in a nearly waterless world where teens and kids live in special compounds. They amuse themselves by playing fiercely competitive games of roller hockey. The Solarbabies are one of the teams and one day they are visited by a mysterious entity that promises to help them escape and heal their desiccated world.

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Lukas Haas
as Daniel
Sarah Douglas
as Shandray
Charles Durning
as The Warden
Kelly Bishop
as Tutor Nover
Frank Converse
as Greentree
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Critic Reviews for Solarbabies

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Since the movie so clearly required great dedication, especially in its visual effects and the use of its desert locations, I can only wonder why they didn't spend equal effort on finding an original story to tell.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Solarbabies" is a hilariously bad movie that doesn't make much sense and isn't much good when it does.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Solarbabies is baked in the cliche oven, and then iced with derivations.

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Better to either wallow in the nostalgia, or boggle at the ham-fistedness of it all.

September 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

It can't decide whether it's a poor cousin of 'E.T.' or a kissing cousin of 'Road Warrior.' Either way, it's is an uninvolving and derivative dud.

August 25, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Solarbabies

A group of sports teens in the far future joins forces with a mystical force is quite good.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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I remember this! Cute!!

Leo L
Leo L

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I had a huge crush on Jami Gertz in the 80s.

Steve K
Steve K

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