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Antwone Fisher Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Devastating story of abuse based on real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 1, 2009
Rings false, belittling instead of honoring its sensitive subject with its twinkly score, kid-glove nobility and cloying payoffs. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
It is to Washington's credit that he keeps it just real enough to move our hearts and our heads.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 18, 2004
Sails the same route as dozens of Hollywood psychiatry dramas...Its power lies in the rich themes and performances.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
The most remarkable thing about Antwone Fisher is the real-life story on which it is based.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Yes, Antwone Fisher is a good movie, in the way that lima beans are good food. You may leave the theater feeling fortified, but you'll have a bad taste in your mouth.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2003
Soupy and sentimental, but with an underlying belief in itself that keeps the rhythm constant and just about manages to reach the gut.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
For his directorial debut, Denzel Washington (has made) a haunting and resonant film covered with a potent Southern Gothic chill.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide
June 23, 2003
Has the capability of effecting change and inspiring hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 16, 2003
Antwone Fisher transforma sua própria história em uma lição de resistência e humanidade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Todd Gilchrist
June 10, 2003
. . .one of the year's most insightful and evocative films.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 3, 2003 positively heartwarming, the main character so well drawn, and the drama so involving, none of the film's imperfections seem very important.
| Original Score: 7/10
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
March 23, 2003
Washington is customarily solid as the naval shrink, but directs without imagination or flair, sticking to Hollywood conventions and skimming over the harsher aspects of Fisher's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
When the tears start coming, they're not jerked from you -- they're honestly earned, and they're a both a relief and, yes, an affirmation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nev Pierce
March 4, 2003
A mind-numbing, soul-deadeningly dull experience, it is a miracle of mediocrity, a small wonder: how can anything be quite this tedious?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 10, 2003
Although Antwone Fisher is formulaic and at times predictable, it's also beautifully measured and assured, a confident, extraordinarily well-acted film about a man overcoming a dark life of murder, incest, abuse and abandonment.
| Original Score: A-
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2003
A moving story of determination and the human spirit.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 29, 2003
a noble, but largely undistinguished work, one that may very well make a lot of people feel warm and fuzzy inside, but is also quickly forgettable
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2003
A portrait of suffering and redemption for its own sake, Antwone Fisher arouses only shallow pity.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 22, 2003
It doesn't amount to a whole lot, but it's frequently moving and reasonably well made.
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