A Single Man

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Universal acclaim- based on 166 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 166

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  1. joel
    Dec 14, 2009
    The film borrows its strengths from other filmmakers but hasn't a voice or personality of its own. Self-conscious and self-absorbed direction makes for a long and ponderous "small" film. Coil Firth is striking for his understated (at times narcotized) performance that helps to provide moments of grounding for a movie in a state of constant free-fall.
  2. RizzoP.
    Dec 13, 2009
    I think this may be one of the worst made movies i have ever seen. It is so oblique it's laughable. please please spare yourself the pain and suffering of seeing this horrible over wrought piece of self important nonsense. spare yourself!!!
  3. Mar 25, 2012
    A Single Man is a single pile of crap. What a totat bore this was. It is a laughable film but the problem was it wasn't a comedy. It is stupid self- absorbing film about a gay guy. How much less interesting can it get. One of the worst pictures of the year.
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    Absolutely horrible. It was so boring. I feel asleep. The replication of the early 60's was excellent but the entire plot and script were so dull. Just writing about it almost puts me to sleep.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    A Single Man's sleek surface may go against Isherwood's crisp, understated prose, yet the story's beating, wounded heart and its spiky intelligence still come through, personified in Firth's moving, eloquently internalized performance.
  2. 88
    The film belongs to Firth. Uncanny at showing the heart crumbling under George's elegant exterior, he gives the performance of his career.
  3. Sensitive and stylish.