Solitary Man Reviews

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October 24, 2019
Douglas does have a commanding presence and it is good to see him back, but as his character becomes less and less likable, Solitary Man goes off the rails.
May 15, 2018
Douglas has always been at his best when he's playing someone with no scruples... Unfortunately, not even he can do anything about the message feeling distinctly one-note.
April 25, 2017
A worthwhile watch even if an overlooked film.
January 18, 2014
There's no likeability anywhere in this film.
November 13, 2013
The film begins and ends with scenes of acute existential reflection, a state actors rarely convey convincingly-least of all in a contemporary American film.
January 3, 2011
Douglas has a good supporting cast to work with though -- he's not the whole show despite appearing in every scene.
December 21, 2010
Gripping drama about getting older; with drinking, sex.
December 15, 2010
Michael Douglas gives his most accomplished and satisfying peformance in a decade (since Wonder Boys in 2000), playing a role that suits him like a silk glove.
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
November 11, 2010
A walking, talking screenplay.
October 12, 2010
Koppelmans script is awash in phony scenarios.
October 8, 2010
A terrific turn by Douglas, and strong support, elevates this character-driven drama above its unlikeable protagonist.
September 22, 2010
The film's knotty relationships and crisp dialogue are surpassed only by Douglas' captivating turn as a troubled heel whose pathetic behavior fools no one, least of all himself.
September 11, 2010
... [Michael] Douglas never drops the charm or the confidence, his greed or lust or simple arrogance pumping up beyond caring when confronted with his own sleaze.
August 13, 2010
It became such a bore that I found myself watching a 60-year-old man and repeatedly saying, Will you just grow up? It's just sad.
July 13, 2010
A bit too-neatly designed as The Ultimate Michael Douglas Experience, it's an irresistible one-man show of arrogant entitlement and aching vulnerability.
July 2, 2010
It's a fascinating character study isolated within a mediocre film.
July 2, 2010
Yet more proof that Michael Douglas can do anything he pleases so long as he's playing a jerk.
July 1, 2010
Nobody does oily like Michael Douglas.
July 1, 2010
Douglas gives a tour de force performance here and the rest of the cast is excellent as well. While I couldn't really buy Kalmen's behavior based on his motivations, Douglas does a tremendous job of selling this character anyway.
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