Soloist Movie Reviews
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Don't be fooled by the Critics... Foxx and Downey both gave great performances. This was a great 'humans being' type of story. Very touching film. More films of this caliber are needed in our selection today. The only reason I didn't give it the full 5 Star rating was because I wanted to see more depth focussed on Foxx's character. The story wasn't weak by far but just I felt there could have been a little more. This film also shows us how, the little things we do to help one another build more humane society. Not one to pass on. If you don't ketch this in the theaters then, you have to grab the rental. 4 Stars.
In the tradition of the 1991 Terry Gilliam film, \"The Fisher King\" (based in part on the ancient British legend of the same name), the \"king\" -disaffected, disillusioned journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.)gets a wake-up call and personality makeover from \"the fool\" - brilliant but severely mentally-ill cello virtuoso Nathaniel Hayes (Jamie Fox). \r\n\r\nThe direction is excellent, the production is beautiful, the script is elegant and true and the acting stunning and real(especially Jamie Fox). \r\n\r\nBonus points for the heartbreaking and lovely contributions of the very real life homeless people featured in the film. \r\n\r\nRun, do not walk to see this film.
This is a 5 star movie! Based on a true story. You will walk away talking about this movie for days. Nathaniel is a brilliant musician and the friendship that grows between Steve Lopez and Nathaniel is heart breaking and warming at the same time. I would very highly suggest that you see this movie!
Disappointing. This was a story that had so much potential, but failed to deliver on many levels. I had a difficult time connecting to Jamie Foxâ€™s character, Mr. Ayers; and a more difficult time feeling compassion for the homeless, whose scenes seemed contrived. Iâ€™m easily moved, but the mild tear jerker handshake ending isnâ€™t worth the wait. Robert Downey, Jr. was outstanding, as usual. I wouldnâ€™t recommend.