A Single Man Reviews

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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.
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.
April 14, 2010
There is no question that A Single Man is an exquisite film and an enviable filmmaking debut.
March 12, 2010
The movie is very much like the character -- reserved but rich in detail.
March 1, 2010
The movie wasn't so much directed as it was designed.
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.
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.
February 24, 2010
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.
February 24, 2010
All performances are actually very good, all the actors are beautiful. It's just a pity that the insistent beauty of the piece works against the emotion at the film's core.
February 24, 2010
A Single man is beautiful to look at, exquisitely told and possessed of a rare casual-paced charm that most other film makers take a career to evolve.
February 23, 2010
A Single Man is considerably more than middle aged misery. It's a poignant examination of longing and grief and hope. It is a knockout.
February 23, 2010
While Firth dominates proceedings, appearing in every frame, he is nearly upstaged by debutant director's Ford's stunning cinematography, art direction and attention to detail.
February 21, 2010
Uou don't have to be gay to appreciate George's emotional journey nor the unexpectedly ironic ending.
February 21, 2010
It's an impressive debut for fashion designer Ford who wrote, produced and directed the film. But even more impressive is Colin Firth's wonderfully nuanced performance
February 16, 2010
It would be churlish to deny that this is by far the classiest, most skilfully crafted film of the week, with two extraordinary performances.
February 16, 2010
Stylish, dark, funny and right now, the ideal choice for a date you want to impress with your appreciation of fine film making.
February 16, 2010
At times it feels too slow, with lingering arty close-ups, yet it weaves a hypnotic spell upon its audience so we carry on watching, mesmerised.
February 16, 2010
Crafted with the same attention to detail that Ford brings to his menswear collections, A Single Man is a deeply moving portrait of love and death, anchored by Firth's fearless central turn.
February 16, 2010
There are moments when a sense of poignancy emerges, mostly due to an affecting performance by Firth, but there are also times when the film feels like an expensive, albeit very stylish, advertisement.
February 16, 2010
It sounds like a downer but A Single Man is exciting, emotionally alive filmmaking, a potent cocktail of style and substance. And Firth thoroughly deserves the Oscar.
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