Fearless (1993)



Critic Consensus: This underrated gem from director Peter Weir features an outstanding performance from Jeff Bridges as a man dealing with profound grief.

Movie Info

Fearless is based on a novel by Rafael Yglesias. Jeff Bridges stars as one of the few survivors of an airplane crash. Because he had led several other passengers to safety, Bridges is hailed as a hero. This has a negative effect on his personality; he becomes increasingly withdrawn from his loved ones as he develops a Messianic complex. Bridges' psychiatrist introduces his patient to another of the crash victims, Rosie Perez, who lost her baby in the disaster. As Bridges helps Rosie to adjust to … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rafael Yglesias
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 1999
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Max Klein

as Carla Rodrigo

as Brillstein

as Bill Perlman

as Manny Rodrigo

as Nan Gordon

as Jeff Gordon

as Jeff Gordon

as Jonah Klein

as Byron Hummel

as Gail Klein

as Alison

as Cindy Dickens

as Peter Hummel

as Jennifer Hummel

as Jennifer Hummel

as 1st FBI Agent

as 2nd FBI Agent

as IHOP Waitress

as Bald Cabby

as Sam Gordon

as Benjamin Gordon

as Mother of Baby

as Red Cross Volunteer

as Male Survivor

as Paramedic

as Woman Survivor

as Emergency Doctor

as Grey Haired Lady

as Elderly Man

as Wilkenson

as Young Man in Group

as Flight Attendant

as TV Reporter

as Ice Cream Mom

as Jonah's Friend

as Sears Salesman

as Danielle's Mother

as Passenger #1

as helicoptor pilot
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Critic Reviews for Fearless

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (8)

Bridges is fine, especially in the ethereal early moments, and manages throughout to convey an altered state of mind that rivets the viewer.

Full Review… | October 16, 2008
Top Critic

As often with Weir, there's considerably less here than meets the eye.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Bridges does well with a difficult role.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

There are times when "Fearless" really soars, thanks to bouts of good writing by Rafael Yglesias and direction by Peter Weir and a stellar performance by Bridges.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Bridges turns in another in what has become an astoundingly long list of brilliant performances. Using the simplest means imaginable, he steps into a role as nonchalantly as he might slip into his trousers.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

"Fearless" is like a short story that shines a bright light, briefly, into a corner where you usually do not look.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fearless

Jeff Bridges shines in this layered and intense character study.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer


Great central performance by Bridges. It's a shame this hasn't gotten a proper DVD release. It's a TRAVESTY that's it's only available in pan & scan.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


Really this movie is at 86%?

I had to watch it in psych class the other day, and I thought it was prettyyy boring. I also wasn't really paying attention either. Movies like this don't interest me.

Japes .

Super Reviewer

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