A Single Man Reviews

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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
A rare thing-a mainstream, melancholy love story, haunted by the past.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 15, 2013
Ford's film is an addict for prettiness and in the process resembles an excessively over-designed photo shoot rather than a film.
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
What keeps the film anchored is the growing unease that Firth exudes in quiet, crushing waves. He's always at his best, single-handed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
December 3, 2010
...offers a raw view of the gay experience that has nothing to do with sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man is unspeakably gorgeous to behold. From the glorious cinematography to the impossibly beautiful actors and actresses; no frame is wasted on anything even close to ugliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 9, 2010
El diseñador Tom Ford debuta como director de cine con el retrato íntimo e introspectivo de un personaje en crisis existencial. Una película sensible y madura, si bien peca de cierto exceso de esteticismo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 4, 2010
Director Tom Ford intends this film to be a celebration of life, but it misses the mark. The balance of this sorrow-laden film is too heavily weighted towards the depression side of the scales for that. Great performance by Firth, though.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 18, 2010
Tom Ford's feature directorial debut, A Single Man, is a bold first step, both visually ambitious and unapologetic about its point-of-view.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 8, 2010
A patient and never less than gripping character study that serves as a reminder of the emotional intimacy achievable on film. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
A highly impressive filmmaking debut by former Gucci designer Tom Ford.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 6, 2010
The singular sensation of A Single Man is Colin Firth.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dave White
Movies.com
July 6, 2010
[Firth] the sturdiest reason for seeing this movie. He'll move you unless you're made of rock.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
July 6, 2010
There's not much to this film, other than watching Firth act, and that's not enough to justify the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
July 4, 2010
Not only is the film meticulously designed, choreographed, and costumed, but everything is photographed (by young Spanish cinematographer Eduard Grau) with an eye towards conveying story and meaning via well-thought-out use of color.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
May 13, 2010
Be it colour, composition or movement %u2013 Ford seems to have a natural ability to use the camera to create a vivid but tasteful milieu that works as both an eye-catching palette and an expressive representation of grief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
April 14, 2010
There is no question that A Single Man is an exquisite film and an enviable filmmaking debut.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
The movie is very much like the character -- reserved but rich in detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Fennell
Triple J
March 1, 2010
The movie wasn't so much directed as it was designed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 27, 2010
A somber character study of a gay man int he early 1960s, 'A Single Man' is a drama that features a remarkable, subdued performance by Colin Firth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
February 25, 2010
Elegant and stylish, this is more of a showpiece for style than an emotional journey, with fashion-designer turned film director Tom Ford overwhelming Colin Firth's performance of a bereft man with some impeccably beautiful but detached imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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