Metacritic Movie Ratings
A Single Man Reviews

4.0

77

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Some films aren't revelations, exactly, but they burrow so deeply into old truths about love and loss and the mess and thrill of life, they seem new anyway. A Single Man is one such film, one of the best of 2009

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Firth plays him as a man of his time who is also mournfully ahead of his time. He's addicted to his own broken heart. A Single Man may break yours as well.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Sensitive and stylish.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Though the deliberate pace can feel slow to glacial at times, the visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked.

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