• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Tom Ford
    In Theaters:
    Dec 11, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 6, 2010
  • The Weinstein Company


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A Single Man Reviews

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Glenn Dunks

Ford's film is an addict for prettiness and in the process resembles an excessively over-designed photo shoot rather than a film.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 15, 2013
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

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 Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2011
Josh Larsen

...offers a raw view of the gay experience that has nothing to do with sex.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 4/4

December 3, 2010
Simon Miraudo

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 Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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 Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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 Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

September 4, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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 Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 8/10

July 18, 2010
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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 Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 8, 2010
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

A highly impressive filmmaking debut by former Gucci designer Tom Ford.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

July 6, 2010
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The singular sensation of A Single Man is Colin Firth.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: B+

July 6, 2010
Dave White

[Firth] the sturdiest reason for seeing this movie. He'll move you unless you're made of rock.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: A

July 6, 2010
Tony Medley

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 Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 3/10

July 6, 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 Source: DCist | Original Score: 9/10

July 4, 2010
Andreas Heinemann

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 Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2010
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground

There is no question that A Single Man is an exquisite film and an enviable filmmaking debut.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground

April 14, 2010
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The movie is very much like the character -- reserved but rich in detail.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 12, 2010
Marc Fennell
Triple J

The movie wasn't so much directed as it was designed.

Full Review Source: Triple J | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2010
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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

February 27, 2010
Simon Weaving

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 Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 25, 2010
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

It has been so long since Firth applied his undoubted talent to a film that truly warranted it, and he rises to the challenge in impressive fashion.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 24, 2010
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