Solo

critic Reviews

, 94% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Todd GilchristVariety
    “Solo” both honors and transcends its subject matter in its widely evocative, deeply affecting character study — while also happening to have an absolutely banging soundtrack.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    “Solo” avoids tired tropes and celebrates drag itself (the scenes of both stars performing are outstanding) and those who step out on the stage while dealing with their own struggles and desires.
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    Manuel BetancourtAV Club
    As the film’s title reminds us, at the center of Solo is the question not just of what can Glory Gore achieve as a solo performer up on stage but of what Simon can become when he stands on his own (alone, if not lonely) in his life.
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    David OpieindieWire
    Director Sophie Dupuis blends queer euphoria with toxic love in a French-Canadian love letter to drag that skirts past cliche in favour of nuanced celebration.

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    Peyton RobinsonRogerEbert.com
    At its heart is a reverence for the art and culture of drag, and the ambition of “Solo” is an exciting preview to what bother Dupuis and Pellerin have to offer.
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    Beatrice LoayzaNew York Times
    Simon’s drag spectacles may be intentionally fierce and operatic, but there’s something refreshing about this drama’s intimate scale and lack of interest in sweeping tragedies, especially in the context of queer cinema.
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    Daniel PembertonSpectrum Culture
    A film that captures the Montreal drag scene with a palpable tenderness. A dry, formulaic plot is saved by steady direction, great performances and some impressive dance numbers.

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    Sarah VincentBoston Movie News
    'Solo’ is one of the best movies released this year. It addresses common themes about bad boyfriends and mommy issues without feeling trite by setting it in a new context, a free and light queer world where the hate tree is not even visible.
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    Hope MaddenThe Screening Room Podcast
    Dupuis’s writing is masterful. Paired with Pellerin’s stunning performance, we’re given a film that encompasses joy, devastation, and hope. Solo is a beautiful, passionate film.
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    André HerefordMetro Weekly (Washington, DC)
    Montréal-set gay romantic drama 'Solo' is a poignant -- if predictable -- tale of two performers in love.
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