Overall Rank: 5546
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 93
Theatrical Release Date: 04/24/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/04/2009
Genre: Drama, Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Joe Wright
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Stephen Root, Justin Martin
Plot: 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 - wrote on 10/19/2011
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?
Tasha - wrote on 07/27/2010
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
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/21/2010
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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Zombified - wrote on 12/27/2009
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 …
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