Title: The Soloist
Distributor: DreamWorks SKG (Paramount Pictures)
Director: Joe Wright
Writer(s): Susannah Grant (screenplay), Steve Lopez (book)
Staring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr.
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
Running Time: 109 min (1 hr and 49 min)
Synopsis: A Los Angeles Journalist, befriends a homeless Julliard trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Roger Ebert: 2 ½ Stars
Michael Phillips: 2 ½ Stars
EW: Owen Gleiberman: B
At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: Skip It, Ben Lyons: Skip It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 60% (Fresh), Top Critics: 71% (Fresh), RT Community: 84% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 61 out of 100, Users: 7.2 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 64: (11.3% A, 40.6% B, 45.9% C, 2.0% D)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B Users: B+
Source Material: Based on a true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless, book by Steve Lopez
Acting and Dialogue: A-, Robert Downey, Jr. awesome like usual and even with not being a Jamie Foxx fan, I give him kudos for pulling it off.
Art Direction: C, no high end art in the film but it was visual pleasing mainly because of the cinematography.
Cinematography: B+, good enough to please the eye
Direction: B+, Joe Wright hasn’t failed me yet add this to his already great movies of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement.
Sound and Music: A+, I love the music through out the film, Yeah for Beethoven
VFX: B, Dramatically driven therefore no FX
Overall: B+, for a critical stand point its not that good but in my opinion it is a good drama.