Det är främst tack vare en färgstark Michael Douglas som ett högst ordinärt drama blir lite extra sevärt.
Douglas... encourages the audience to lean in and watch him close, to pick up a few tips on how to look cool while melting down.
A terrific turn by Douglas, and strong support, elevates this character-driven drama above its unlikeable protagonist.
This is a smart, effective film, a comedy in many ways...
...Solitary Man is sharply focused on Kalmen’s agonizingly slow road to self-awareness. And Douglas makes the most of this chance at a complicated character study.