By Chris Nashawaty
Updated July 29, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Francois Duhamel
type
  • Movie

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+

The Soloist

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 109 minutes
director
  • Joe Wright

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