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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