Solitary Man
Solitary Man (2010)

A once successful Manhattan mogul who owned a chain of car dealerships finds himself on the brink of a fantastic comeback. His marriage and businesses were lost to him through a series of indiscretions of romantic and financial natures. His… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 7, 2010
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Critic Score
81%
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User Score
50%



Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Built around a singularly unpleasant main character, Solitary Man needed a flawless central performance to succeed -- and Michael Douglas delivers.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's a fascinating character study isolated within a mediocre film.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The empty guy at the beginning of this movie is pretty much the same empty guy by its end.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

There's no likeability anywhere in this film.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Yet more proof that Michael Douglas can do anything he pleases so long as he's playing a jerk.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Wicked, blunt writing, a great supporting cast and Douglas doing variations of other sleazy womanizers he's played make this a tart, terse treat.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Nobody does oily like Michael Douglas.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

You'd think Michael Douglas has played the charming cad on screen once too often, but damned if he doesn't pull it off once more in grand style.

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Christian Science Monitor

Douglas has a good supporting cast to work with though -- he's not the whole show despite appearing in every scene.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Good acting from Michael Douglas but his character is a reprehensible creep so it is difficult to feel sympathy for his plight.
Everett Johnson
Michael Douglas is great and shows that he still has more charisma in his old age that most actors will never have. The only real problem with this… More
paul sandberg
In Solitary Man, Michael Douglas once again plays the ultra smooth, shark of a man... a man's man type character that he took for a spin in Wall St. This… More
Cynthia S.
Entertaining enough.. However, there was a real loss for what exactly was Michael Douglas' character's past troubles.. At the end of the movie they… More
Lewis C.
"You can't cheat death, Benny. Nobody can, no matter how many 19-year-olds you talk into your bed." The topic of the mid-life crisis and men… More
Mark Hobin
Talky drama about an aging New York businessman who finds his life falling apart, unable to control his salacious desire for young women. Well written script… More

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