Rent The Soloist (2009)

3.2 of 5 from 308 ratings
1h 52min
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In "The Soloist," an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Jamie Foxx) a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives.
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Susannah Grant, Steve Lopez
Universal Pictures
Drama, Music & Musicals
2010, Through Time
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Run Time:
112 minutes
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1
Arabic, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
  • Feature commentary by Joe Wright
  • Deleted scenes
  • An unlikely friendship: Making The Soloist
  • Featurette: Julliard

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Reviews (3) of The Soloist

Boring - The Soloist review by CP Customer

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Not sure I am qualified to rate this film as I did not actually finish watching it. Although Robert Downey Junior and Jamie Foxx are both credible actors the film never gives them the chance to develop (by the 57th minute)a role that is either believable or emotional. I found myself not caring what happened to either character and for that reason stopped watching it. I can only assume that the tramp cello player ended up playing for an orchestra again, who knows. Not worth renting.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Story about a story - The Soloist review by NC

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Problem with doing films based very loosely on a true storey, is the story has to have a decent ending. A journalist basically made some money out of a sad street entertainer, did managed to gain him some financial support, and guy sank back into oblivion.

Jamie and Bob did their job, but with poor script and weak story.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

A Disappointment - The Soloist review by CP Customer

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The musician lacked authenticity as his miming was poor. Very complex; didn't draw the viewer in and left my husband confused and frustrated.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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