The Soloist

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Starring: 
Jamie Foxx
Robert Downey Jr.
Directed By: 
Joe Wright

Neither rarefied art film nor widely accessible inspirational drama, The Soloist falls between the cracks both creatively and commercially. Based on the real case of a newspaperman finding a former musical prodigy homeless on the streets of Los Angeles, Brit director Joe Wright's first American feature has moments of power and imagination, but the overworked style and heavy socially conscious bent exude an off-putting sense of self-importance, making for a picture that's more of a chore than a pleasure to sit through.

Opening Date: 
Fri, 2009-04-24
Language: 
English
Author: 
Asia City Staff
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Freedom Writers

Editor's Rating: 
3
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You know how you should never judge a book by its cover? The same applies to movies and their trailers. From the previews, Freedom Writers looks like yet another flick about students-turned-“gangstas in da hood” who excel and reach their true potential thanks to an inspiring teacher. Yet, despite seemingly following the same template as the lackluster Dangerous Minds, this film, starring Oscar-winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), actually has some heart and soul to it.

Opening Date: 
Fri, 2007-03-02
Running Time: 
123
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Asia City Staff