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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 50 out of 68
  2. Negative: 12 out of 68

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Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. It's all a bit shapeless, yet made with sincerity and taste, and the two actors seize your sympathy.
  2. Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx are on fire in the lead roles: They're both charismatic as hell without sacrificing any of the emotional honesty necessary for you to believe that these movie stars are a scruffy reporter and a mentally ill musician.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Has moments of power and imagination, but the overworked style and heavy socially conscious bent exude an off-putting sense of self-importance, making for a picture that's more of a chore than a pleasure to sit through.