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Antwone Fisher Reviews

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January 22, 2003
It doesn't amount to a whole lot, but it's frequently moving and reasonably well made.
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January 21, 2003
The film never becomes great until the final act. The rest of the film seems fake, even if it is inspired by actual events.
January 19, 2003
Antwone Fisher certainly does the trick of making us care about its protagonist and celebrate his victories but, with few exceptions, it rarely stoops to cheap manipulation or corny conventions to do it.
January 16, 2003
A fine film that proves the past is never too bleak -- or the future too hopeless -- to discover a productive new life, and a home and family to share it.
January 16, 2003
Who writes a screen treatment of their life and then an autobiography?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 13, 2003
Fisher has a powerful story to tell about the failure of the System to protect children & the subtly devastating consequences of instability & neglect.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2003
A competent tearjerker...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 12, 2003
In his debut as a film director, Denzel Washington delivers a lean and engaging work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2003
An uplifting, near-masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 10, 2003
As an actor, Denzel Washington is excellent at fleshing out roles, and he shows the same ability behind the lens, fully developing his characters without allowing the pace to slow.
| Original Score: 4/4
January 10, 2003
As an actor, Denzel Washington has demonstrated remarkable humanity, talent and intelligence. Now he's showing the same sort of skill behind the camera.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
January 10, 2003
The film starts out as competent but unremarkable ... and gradually grows into something of considerable power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2003
Heartwarming and touching, and it features a stirring, needed message about putting the past to rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2003
"Antwone Fisher" is an earnest, by-the-numbers effort by Washington. It won't rock any boats but is solid meat-and-potatoes filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 10, 2003
Both star and director acquit themselves with dignity, in a movie that treats the emotional life of a troubled man with uncommon sensitivity and insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2003
Some wise editing could have made the film stronger, but also would have considerably cut Washington's screentime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2003
Less cinematically powerful than quietly and deeply moving, which is powerful in itself.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2003
Denzel Washington's directorial debut reveals a capable -- if often alarmingly low-key -- presence behind the lens.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2003
Almost all of Washington's film has the ring of emotional honesty; the film is marred only by an overbearing feel-good finale that ties up an assortment of loose ends in a too-tidy bundle.
January 9, 2003
Denzel Washington's directorial debut is a handsomely made tale of challenge and triumph diminished by "After School Special" morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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