Matthew Barnes
Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 30, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

California Solo

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
94 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/30/12
performer
Robert Carlyle
director
Marshall Lewy
distributor
Strand Releasing
genre
Drama

We gave it an B

A long way from his Full Monty days, Robert Carlyle is reason enough to stick with this odd and interesting little sleeper, California Solo. The Scottish actor is wonderfully transparent and natural as a middle-aged, never-quite-famous former Britpop musician whose chosen hideaway of a life as a California farmworker comes undone when a DUI charge threatens him with deportation. There’s a lovely gravity and specificity to the story that transcends instances of bumpy filmmaking. B

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