• 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

Keith Uhlich
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 17, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Firth's portrayal of a man repressing his grief while being unable to repress his instinct for love and for life is excellent and moving, while Ford's balancing of depth and surface is precarious but ultimately winning.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Ford's eye for period detail is exact; brief cutaways, incisive dialogue, and charged glances telegraph the cold-war paranoia and sexual alienation of the early 60s.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 15, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A Single Man still stands as a vivid portrait of life behind a veil, and Firth certainly delivers one of the best performances of the year.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

January 15, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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His first time out, Ford has made one of the best films of the year.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 13, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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In this beautifully tailored drama, content and style have as vital a relationship as George and Jim did. The one would be lost without the other.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 28, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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One of the year's more satisfying films.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

December 26, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Firth plays a drowning man who can't yell for help, and it's an awful thing to see.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 25, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It is as gorgeous as you would expect, and surprisingly large-hearted.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2009
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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How fitting that Firth should carry A Single Man, a movie of quiet but potent emotional power, perfectly suited to his singular gifts.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Ford doesn't know when to quit: A Single Man is too beautiful by half...

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 25, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Despite its downbeat theme, A Single Man is ultimately optimistic about the human capability to gradually make peace with seemingly insurmountable pain and tragedy.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2009
Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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Ford luxuriates in the details of his period setting, but the movie rarely gets below the surfaces he has worked so hard to construct.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: B-

December 24, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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What's remarkable is how Firth, with the smallest of gesture or nuance, lets us see this man's heartbreak without ever letting it burst through his carefully controlled surface.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 24, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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As Ford's first film, this story, based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, must have had special meaning.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 24, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Just about every sequence and flourish and detail in Ford's film feels and looks right. It is primarily Firth's triumph. But it is not a solitary one.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

December 23, 2009
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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It's a dirgelike odyssey sparked by Julianne Moore's overheated turn as George's best friend -- a welcome respite from Firth's clenched emoting.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

December 18, 2009
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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This is a wonderful movie.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

December 14, 2009
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Two characters trying and failing to drown their hopes and regrets, and two strong actors refusing to be tight-laced by a director's exercise in style: here is a mood piece looking for a fight.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 14, 2009
Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
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It's not a particular political bent that makes you fall for George. It's Firth. This is an unaffected, sincere and very subtle performance, the best of his career...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 11, 2009
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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Like the speck of sand that seeds a pearl, it's the tiny fleck of kitsch at the heart of A Single Man that makes it luminous and treasurable, despite its imperfections.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 11, 2009

Hollywood Reporter
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Designer Tom Ford makes a surprisingly successful leap from the fashion industry to the big screen with A Single Man.

December 11, 2009
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Colin Firth isn't the only reason to see A Single Man, but he's certainly the best.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

December 11, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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While A Single Man has its flaws, many of these fade in view of the performance and the power of Isherwood's story.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 11, 2009
Bob Mondello
NPR
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Wrenching and ravishing. ... An exquisite, almost sensual grief suffuses every frame.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 9/10

December 11, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Colin Firth finally leaves Mr. Darcy behind -- and will likely net an Oscar nomination -- with his deeply moving, career-redefining performance as a '60s gay man struggling with death and isolation in A Single Man.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

December 11, 2009
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Several diverse currents come together in A Single Man to form a good movie and a great opportunity for actor Colin Firth.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 11, 2009
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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A Single Man is more than a pretty movie. It's also a careful examination of love, loss and mourning.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/4

December 11, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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We're always looking for those performances that truly define an actor, where we can sit back and simply watch the talent soar. For Colin Firth, A Single Man is that film.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 11, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A Single Man -- the striking directorial debut from fashion designer Tom Ford -- is so unusually beautiful it would be easy to dismiss it as superficial.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

December 10, 2009
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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A Single Man proves a film can look and feel like a 99-minute perfume commercial and still register as a poignant meditation on grief, memory, and loss.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

December 10, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Though the deliberate pace can feel slow to glacial at times, the visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

December 10, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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A Single Man, un film de Tom Ford, is all art and no direction -- it's a picture made up of visual choices with almost no filmmaking sandwiched between.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 10, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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While it's impossible to deny the artistic intent of Ford's cinematic compositions, his style erects an emotional barrier between the central character and the audience, resulting in a pace that is at times sluggish.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 10, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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This is the first movie directed by Tom Ford, the former fashion designer, and he proves a born filmmaker with a rapturous eye.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

December 9, 2009
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Christopher Isherwood's seminal queer novel deserves a film adaptation that captures both its sense of place and its activist spirit. Cowriter-director Tom Ford settles for the glossy ephemera of a Vanity Fair cover spread.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

December 9, 2009
Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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No more than 10 minutes in, the movie already has the feel of an exquisitely preserved corpse laid out for viewing.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 8, 2009
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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As a movie, it has all the life of a boxed pink taffeta sample at Bergdorf that never leaves the stockroom.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

December 8, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Ford is a true visionary, but it's his humanity that gives the love story a ravishing, bruised grandeur.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 8, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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For a gentle man who's lost his love, solitude has become a life sentence that simply must end. Firth makes that ache subtly, splendidly visible.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

December 7, 2009
David Ansen
Newsweek
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The movie has a hushed, sensual intensity and formal elegance that leaves no doubt Ford knows what he's doing behind the camera.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

December 4, 2009
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