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The Soloist (2009) Movie Information

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Joe Wright


Robert Downey Jr.
Jamie Foxx
Catherine Keener
Tom Hollander
Stephen Root
Justin Martin





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A journalist discovers a schizophrenic, homeless musician and attempts to to help him overcome his problems and achieve his dream of playing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge 10/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I was expecting this movie to be just as bad as "Resurrecting The Champ" but it was actually pretty good & better then I expected.Im just wondering........After Jamie Foxx played Ray Charles, He started to think he could actually sing.Now Im wondering when is he gonna start thinking he can play the cello?

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Tasha 07/27/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A journalist (Robert Downey, Jr) finds a homeless man (Jamie Foxx) who turns out to be a talented musician who even attended Julliard, but lost his way because of schizophrenia. Downey, Jr helps him and in turn helps himself (a story I feel I've seen enough). Just alright, wouldn't recommend it unless you were really curious

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Chris Kavan 02/21/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Solid drama with a great story and casting, but despite the uplifting nature, it just felt like something was lacking. Wonderful music and characters, but I never felt fully engaged. Still a very good film, just not extraordinary.

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BmovieJosh 10/07/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Pretty good movie. I really liked Jamie Fox's performance. The way the script was written it made the viewers have sympathy for the homless man which was good. Some parts were good others were bad, like the light show during the middle of the film. I ahted that part. But overall I loved this film.

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Ikkinbot 08/12/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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All the parts (acting, story, script) of this movie were good yet some how the sum of the parts was less good then the individual pieces. Some how it just didn't quite work. The movie got kind of garbled for me and didn't seem like one cohesive vision. The acting was good, the depiction of schizophrenia was good, the story was good, but some how the movie was kind of boring . . .

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12/27/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Good Drama

The Soloist was a good movie, but had some flaws within it.

I loved the story for The Soloist. The way the story developed was fine, but at times rather slow. Parts of the movie didn't seem to fit well with the story. Bits and pieces of film didn't make since with the story, and only distracted from the story.

The thing I loved most in the movie was the characters, especially Robert Downey Jr.'s. There was something that happened when the characters were on screen that made me love them. The way the characters interacted on screen was great, but at times boring. I loved the characters, but sometimes I felt they were over-dramatic and acted out of character in some places during the film.

The Soloist was a great movie if you're looking for something with a lot of drama and a littl...

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