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The Soloist

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The Soloist
Francois Duhamel

The Soloist

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
109 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/24/09
performer:
Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener, Stephen Root
director:
Joe Wright
author:
78785, 78491
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Robert Downey Jr. is a cold newspaper columnist who grows a heart after meeting a homeless classical-music ?virtuoso (Jamie Foxx). No offense to the folks who inspired it, but The Soloist is manipulative hooey. It doesn’t invite you to cry — it bludgeons you with a box of Kleenex. Fortunately, there’s a great interview with those real folks on the disc’s EXTRAS. C+

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