California Solo Synopsis
After a DUI arrest, a washed-up rocker faces deportation back to the United Kingdom.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
In a bravura performance that is the primary don't-miss reason for its existence, he (Carlyle) gives California Solo all he's got; even in...
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Even as California Solo plays like a track we've heard before, it's still worth a listen.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's a lovely gravity and specificity to the story that transcends instances of bumpy filmmaking.
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70

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Even with its strong supporting cast, I doubt this small, finely observed movie would have seen the commercial light of day without Carlyle...
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63

Slant Magazine

Robert Carlyle's performance compensates for the film's less successful elements and even makes you wonder if they might be strengths.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Carlyle gives a quietly engaging performance as a Golden State farmworker with a secret in the likable indie California Solo.
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60

Time Out New York

Marshall Lewy's film functions largely as a delivery system for Carlyle's performance. Luckily, Carlyle's tough, tender turn is strong...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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The minor-key film benefits from Robert Carlyle's soulful performance in the central role, bouncing back and forth between dulled...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fans can be forgiven for offering this predictable indie some excess generosity, simply because writer-director Marshall Lewy had the good...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Lewy’s script doesn’t cop out with any sentimental redemption, but neither does it establish why the self-destructive Lachlan deserves our...
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