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  • Summary: On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol‘ boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man‘s American dream is just beginning, while the other‘s is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unlikely but unforgettable friendship, Goodbye Solo deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America. (Roadside Attractions) Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
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  1. 100
    Wherever you live, when this film opens, it will be the best film in town.
  2. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    100
    A film of great intelligence and quiet assurance, Goodbye Solo exhilarates without ever trafficking in easy uplift.
  3. At heart, though, every moviegoer can recognize a love story, no matter how unusual the context.
  4. 88
    It's intelligent and emotional, not studied or sappy.
  5. The acting's so true, and Bahrani's so observant, you find yourself caring about everyone onscreen.
  6. Reviewed by: Patrick Peters
    80
    Subtle and unflinching, this is genuine and charming.
  7. 75
    What distinguishes Goodbye Solo, beyond Savané’s larger-than-life personality bumping up against West’s intractable curmudgeon, is the continued particularity of Bahrani’s work.

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 15, 2010
    9
    Unequivocally, undeniably human. When the end credits started rolling, I was initially annoyed that all my questions weren't neatly answered, but the rich character development is what stayed with me. Expand

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