100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Some films aren't revelations, exactly, but they burrow so deeply into old truths about love and loss and the mess and thrill of life, they seem new anyway. A Single Man is one such film, one of the best of 2009
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Firth plays him as a man of his time who is also mournfully ahead of his time. He's addicted to his own broken heart. A Single Man may break yours as well.
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90

NPR

By Bob Mondello
An exquisite, almost sensual grief suffuses every frame of A Single Man.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
There’s a lot, in fact, that keeps this film from greatness. One performance alone recommends it. That’s enough.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film belongs to Firth. Uncanny at showing the heart crumbling under George's elegant exterior, he gives the performance of his career.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The striking directorial debut from fashion designer Tom Ford -- is so unusually beautiful it would be easy to dismiss it as superficial.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Sensitive and stylish.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's hard to sell people on a movie about grief, but A Single Man deserves recognition for being about something real that usually goes unexplored: The grief from which there really can be no return.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the deliberate pace can feel slow to glacial at times, the visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A Single Man is like a big coffee table book on grief, loneliness, and loss - and mid-20th-century home design.
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77 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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