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The Soloist

Overview


Genre :

Biography, Drama, Music

Release Date :

April 24, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Joe Wright

Starring :

Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Rachael Harris, Stephen Root, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..unabashedly emotional without veering into mawkish territory..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..Tough-minded yet often touching..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
3 of 4

“..The Soloist isn't about BIG MOMENTS, it's about the grace notes, the kind that stay with you..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3.5 of 4

“..pitch-perfect..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
“..imperfect, periodically if unsurprisingly sentimental, overly tidy and often very moving..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
2 of 4

“..eventually becomes a lecture about the plight of the homeless..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
Review rate : B

“..an unusually honest movie about homelessness and about newspapers..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
Review rate : B

“..a bit shapeless, yet made with sincerity and taste..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“.."The Soloist," thoughtful in its approach, should make its viewers think as well..”
by Sarah Bryan Miller [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4

“.."The Soloist" traffics in the external and fails to connect the dots from what we see to who we are..”
by Duane Dudek [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : B-
Reviewed by Luke Y. Thompson [E! Online]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic.com]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

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