• Released
  • March 27, 2009
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Art House/Foreign
  • 23 Fan Ratings
100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A quietly soulful study of two very different men.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
At heart, though, every moviegoer can recognize a love story, no matter how unusual the context.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

Almost frighteningly alive.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Wherever you live, when this film opens, it will be the best film in town.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It sounds like the old unstoppable-force-meets-immovable-object trick. Ramin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo has the trappings of such a story, but, mercifully, none of the follow-through.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
It's intelligent and emotional, not studied or sappy.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The role of William is a perfect fit for Red West, a well-weathered member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia who has served as a bodyguard as well as a stuntman and bit-part actor.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The acting's so true, and Bahrani's so observant, you find yourself caring about everyone onscreen.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The result is a playful, elusive movie that isn't so much heartwarming as soul-cleansing.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

It is both funny and sad, placid and provocative and, above all, hopeful and despairing.
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89 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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