General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2009
Runtime: 109 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Directors: Joe Wright
Casts: Jamie Foxx, Jena Malone, Noel Gugliemi, Robert Downey Jr., Ilia Volok, Kokayi Ampah, David Jean Thomas, Stephen Root, Octavia Spencer, Tom Hollander, Rachael Harris, Nelsan Ellis, LisaGay Hamilton, Alejandro Patino, Catherine Keener, Lemon Andersen, Michael Bunin, Moya Brady, Troy Blendell, Nick Nervies, Lorraine Toussaint, Justin Martin, Patrick Tatten, Susane Lee, Marcos De Silvas, Mike Nowak, Kevin Michael Key, Orlando Ashley, Artel Great, J.J. Boone, Annie McKnight, Bernadette Speakes, Anna Levin, Steve Foster, Vivian George, Kevin Cohen, Courtney Andre, Teri Hughes, Linda Harris, Albert Olson, Melissa Black, Valarie Hudspeth, Darryl Black St., Kiana Parker, Hazard Banner, Russell Brown, Kenneth Henry, Jacqueline Sue West, Joyre Manuel, Lorinda Hawkins, Annette Valley, Patrick Kelly, Quiana Farrow, Tony Genaro, Charlie Weirauch, Wayne Lopez, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Paul Cruz, Wil Garret, Halbert Hernandez, Karole Selmon, Rob Nagle, Patricia Place, Ralph Cole Jr., Gladys Khan, Palma Lawrence Reed, Isabel Hubmann, Bonita Jefferson, Eshana O'Neal, Myia Hubbard, Iyanna Newborn, Bronwyn Hardy, Paul Norwood
IMDB: The Soloist (2009)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 6.7


The Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt
Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx are on fire in the lead roles: They're both charismatic as hell without sacrificing any of the emotional honesty necessary for you to believe that these movie stars are a scruffy reporter and a mentally ill musician.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
It's all a bit shapeless, yet made with sincerity and taste, and the two actors seize your sympathy.
Charlotte Observer - Lawrence Toppman
The Soloist does have the courage to be true to the real Ayers' fate at last, after the exaggerations end. And the smart, hard-working Foxx and Downey ensure that their scenes all stay grittily honest.
Miami Herald - Connie Ogle
Downey gives a nervy, riveting performance in The Soloist.
The New Yorker - David Denby
I don't know if Beethoven and a sympathetic newspaper reporter can redeem a messy American city, but this movie makes a plausible case for so fervent a dream.

The Soloist (2009)

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.