Spring Forward (2000)


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Playwright and character actor Tom Gilroy made his feature directorial debut with this dialogue-driven character study set against the backdrop of the changing seasons. Liev Schreiber plays Paul, a short-fused ex-con who finds unlikely comfort, stability, and camaraderie when he takes an odd job in park maintenance. On his first day, he's teamed with Murph (Ned Beatty), a groundskeeping veteran who manages to defuse an outburst between Paul and their snide supervisor (Campbell Scott). Paul … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Gilroy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2002
MGM Home Entertainment


as Murph

as Fredrickson

as Fran

as Georgia

as Boy with Snowblower
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Critic Reviews for Spring Forward

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 7, 2001
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 8, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Beatty and Schreiber generate a convincing camaraderie that is warm and touching yet with a refreshing lack of sticky sentiment.

Full Review… | March 26, 2010

A breath of fresh air, and an antidote to all the mindless drivel Hollywood churns out on a regular basis.

Full Review… | April 28, 2003
Apollo Guide

Here's a film that values good dialogue and complex characters over dramatic gimmicks and cheap action.

Full Review… | September 17, 2002

Audience Reviews for Spring Forward


Very slow...kind of didn't get the point of it all.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

A very conversationalized film. Very slow but really good.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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