A Single Man Reviews

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December 16, 2020
Tom Ford's sensational debut features superb performances from Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in this haunting gay drama.
November 29, 2020
A pitch-perfect study of bereavement, minimal yet expressive, full of subtlety and depth, Firth's performance deserves (but probably won't get) an Oscar.
June 18, 2020
Ford boldly re-invents the moment when the conformist, corseted 1950s turned into the dangerously free 60s. Colin Firth is at the top of his game...
January 23, 2020
A Single Man is a film nearly woozy with the fragile loveliness of life, but equally exacting in its rendition of physical beauty
October 12, 2019
A Single Man seamlessly blends present and past through imaginative close-ups, jump cuts and a milieu where closeted repression was the norm.
September 13, 2019
While I always expected the film to be easy on the eye I hadn't expected it to be so incredibly moving.
June 7, 2019
It may very well mark the debut of a great visual stylist, even if it, as a film, ultimately comes up short.
May 10, 2019
This is a sad and moving cinematic experience, anchored by Firth's Oscar-worthy performance.
December 12, 2018
About beauty. Preciousness. The pleasures of life and, instead, the horror of this. About love; romantic love and self love. [Full review in Spanish]
August 30, 2018
This is an impressive debut from which I am still reeling a little, and Firth's performance is astounding.
August 23, 2018
Fashion designer Tom Ford proves he's no one-trick pony with this astonishing directorial debut.
February 5, 2018
This is one magnificent drama.
January 16, 2018
This is an important homosexual film based on a first-rate novel with a first-rate cast and probably a harbinger of similar movies to come. Many viewers will be disappointed that the movie only hints at intimacy rather than showcasing it.
September 24, 2014
A rare thing-a mainstream, melancholy love story, haunted by the past.
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.
December 3, 2010
...offers a raw view of the gay experience that has nothing to do with sex.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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