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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Almost frighteningly alive. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A quietly soulful study of two very different men. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It is both funny and sad, placid and provocative and, above all, hopeful and despairing. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Wherever you live, when this film opens, it will be the best film in town. show more

  • 100
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    At heart, though, every moviegoer can recognize a love story, no matter how unusual the context. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The acting's so true, and Bahrani's so observant, you find yourself caring about everyone onscreen. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The role of William is a perfect fit for Red West, a well-weathered member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia who has served as a bodyguard as well as a stuntman and bit-part actor. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It sounds like the old unstoppable-force-meets-immovable-object trick. Ramin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo has the trappings of such a story, but, mercifully, none of the follow-through. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    It's intelligent and emotional, not studied or sappy. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Ultimately, Goodbye Solo works because the screenplay, actors, and director combine to craft honest, compelling individuals. show more

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