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"The Soloist" Reviewed

Posted at 8:36 PM on April 28, 2009 by Gillian Martin

I have not yet seen The Soloist, the film that came out last weekend about a schizophrenic Juilliard-trained homeless man and the journalist who befriends him.

But the critical consensus seems to be that even skilled performances by Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. in the leads can't quite save it. Here are links to reviews by Roger Ebert, Ty Burr of the Boston Globe, and Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.

And how is the musical integrity of the film? Reasonably high, according to this article from the Houston Chronicle.