Goodbye Solo Synopsis
A cabdriver tries to talk a suicidal old man out of jumping from a ledge.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A quietly soulful study of two very different men.
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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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San Francisco Chronicle

Almost frighteningly alive.
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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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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,...
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
It's intelligent and emotional, not studied or sappy.
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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...
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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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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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The Hollywood Reporter

It is both funny and sad, placid and provocative and, above all, hopeful and despairing.
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Goodbye Solo

By petweiss
An exceptionally good film. Not "action-packed", but psychologically shrew, with excellent acting...

A solid low budget film with great character development

By madappleriverite
Somewhere between a go and a must go. Nothing flashy here. If that's a complement, then see it....

Good bye, Solo.

By missmouse
One of the best movies I've seen in a while. It made me want to see the director's previous films.The story is touching. The characters well-crafted. A friend of mine who went with me was bothered by...

See this Movie with a Friend or Solo..

By Olliedow
But See Good Bye Solo. Souleymane Sy Savane makes a stunning film debut in this independent film portriat of a Senegalese Cab driver with a warm heart and dreams of a better future. Souleymane...

Goodbye Solo

By olphin
My husband and I thought that Goodbye Solo was brilliant and beautiful....

Another beautiful movie by a budding cinematic force

By TheArtfulDodger
"Goodbye Solo" is real and true filmmaking at its finest. It is shot simply and unpretentiously, with an elegance that seems not only unaware of itself, but disinterested in the very concepts of...

An instant classic.

By divine09
Goodbye Solo is gripping in every sense of the word--emotionally, spiritually, physically. As the movie drew to its close I actually did not take a breath. A powerful tribute to individuality and...

Goodbye Solo

By robabbot
Beautifully acted, written and filmed. You know from the very first scene that a character intends to commit suicide, but it is heartening, not depressing. Go see it....


By nazav
Horrible movie. Acting may be good because there is no script. The old man has no more than 3 lines in the entire film, the black man does not act well.. This film was made by a bunch of amateurs...

Goodbye Solo

By cfribadeneira
Its a sad and sweet story of immigrants and one oldtimer in a small town in America. The director Ramin Bahrani has a clear and affectionate feel for the lives of immigrants in America, who try to...

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Rated R | For Language