• PG-13, 2 hr.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Denzel Washington
    In Theaters:
    Dec 19, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 20, 2003
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Antwone Fisher Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 2, 2012
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Devastating story of abuse based on real life.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2010
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 5, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

It is to Washington's credit that he keeps it just real enough to move our hearts and our heads.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B

December 6, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Sails the same route as dozens of Hollywood psychiatry dramas...Its power lies in the rich themes and performances.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

June 18, 2004

Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

March 16, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

The most remarkable thing about Antwone Fisher is the real-life story on which it is based.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 6, 2004

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

July 6, 2003
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

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

June 26, 2003
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide

Has the capability of effecting change and inspiring hope.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

June 23, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Antwone Fisher transforma sua própria história em uma lição de resistência e humanidade.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

June 16, 2003
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

. . .one of the year's most insightful and evocative films.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

June 10, 2003

Newsday
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Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...so 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

May 3, 2003
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

April 5, 2003
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

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 Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

March 23, 2003
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

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 Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

March 4, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

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-

February 10, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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October 18, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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September 26, 2005

Guardian
July 8, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
March 21, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Washington's compassion as an actor comes through in his directing, as he gives his movie the time and space to let the characters breathe.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 10, 2003
Leonard Maltin
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January 8, 2003
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 29, 2002

Orlando Weekly
December 28, 2002

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
December 27, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 27, 2002
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Admittedly moving and even occasionally uplifting, "Fisher" just seems like a film road well-traveled so many other times.

| Original Score: 35/5

December 24, 2002

Boston Phoenix
December 23, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 18, 2002
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