The Soloist

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

Summary: In The Soloist, an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. (Paramount)

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Runtime: 117 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Countries: USA, UK, France
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 4, 2009
Director Credit
Joe Wright Director
Writer Credit
Steve Lopez Book "The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, And The Redemptive Power Of Music"
Susannah Grant Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Catherine Keener Mary Weston
Jamie Foxx Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Downey Jr. Steve Lopez
Cast Credit
Ilia Volok Harry Barnoff
Justin Martin Young Nathaniel
Kokayi Ampah Bernie Carpenter
Lisa Gay Hamilton Jennifer Ayers
Lorraine Toussaint Flo Ayers
Marcos De Silvas Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Nelsan Ellis David Carter
Patrick Tatten Paul Jr.
Rachael Harris Leslie Bloom
Stephen Root Curt Reynolds
Susane Lee Marisa
Tom Hollander Graham Claydon
Producer Credit
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Eric Heffron Co-Producer
Gary Foster Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Josephine Davies Associate Producer
Leeann Stonebreaker Co-Producer
Patricia Whitcher Executive Producer
Rikki Lea Bestall Co-Producer
Russ Krasnoff Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: