Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
  1. 75
    A thoughtful, almost poetic, piece that puts forth the argument that redemption is not easily achieved.
  2. Solomon keeps the drama generally clear and interesting, though some touches make the film-noir plot seem too pretentious.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    It's an intriguing movie, and Thornton's performance is both fascinating and maddening.
  4. A meditation on guilt, remorse and redemption -- is unrelentingly heavy.
  5. A film of almost paralyzing gravity and large ambitions that, almost inevitably, it can't quite meet.
  6. Thornton has made so many bad movies and become so notorious as a talk-show eccentric that it's easy to forget what a good film actor he can be.
  7. 80
    Those who can forgive the director's pretensions will discover some fine filmmaking.
  8. 70
    The performances from the film's three stars are all top-notch.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    6
    This movie has an amazing cast, but it was a bit slow moving for me. If this was a book that I could put down and pick up at will, it wouldThis movie has an amazing cast, but it was a bit slow moving for me. If this was a book that I could put down and pick up at will, it would have easily been 5 stars. It is so well written, but as a movie, it was quite slow. Full Review »
  2. Jul 7, 2011
    7
    Above average story about a man seeking redemtion and a new purpose in life. Billy Bob Thorton shines again in this well worth watching movie.Above average story about a man seeking redemtion and a new purpose in life. Billy Bob Thorton shines again in this well worth watching movie. This movie explores one mans challenges with dealing with his own mistakes. I think we have all have the desire to make amends from time to time. Therfore this movie can appeal to most audiences. Full Review »