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PG-13| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Los Angeles columnist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) has reached an impasse in his life. His marriage is on the rocks, and he's disillusioned with his job. Then, while wandering through L.A.'s Skid Row, he spots a homeless man (Jamie Foxx) playing a two-stringed violin with a virtuoso's skill. Lopez initially thinks of the man, named Nathaniel Ayers, as just a story idea. But as he begins to unravel the mystery of Ayers' strange fate, Lopez realizes that a change is happening within himself.

Cast: Jamie Foxx , Robert Downey Jr. , Catherine Keener , Tom Hollander , LisaGay Hamilton , Stephen Root , Nelsan Ellis , Rachael Harris

Director: Joe Wright

Genres: Drama

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures

The Soloist (2009)

Release Date: April 24th, 2009|1 hr. 57 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 37 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In the end, The Soloist isn't about BIG MOMENTS, it's about the grace notes, the kind that stay with you. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    For all its sensitivity to the horrors of mental illness, The Soloist ends up as a fairly canned piece of work. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Catherine Keener is also believable and sympathetic as Lopez's editor and former wife. But the film's power comes down to the strength of the two superb lead performances. show more

  • October 08, 2009 NeverLearnToLose
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    A wonderful message to learn from and to bring some reality back into the world. Unfortunately, the move extended 15 minutes beyond its message.

  • August 22, 2009 ferniedog2u
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    The story wasn't bad and the movie wasn't a bad movie, but it had the makings of a great movie! I did enjoy the motive behind it, and Robert Downey Jr.'s performance was really good.

  • May 30, 2009 momwith4girls
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