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Antwone Fisher Reviews

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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
December 12, 2002
The problem with ANTWONE FISHER is that it has a screenplay written by Antwone Fisher based on the book by Antwone Fisher.
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December 17, 2002
Trivial where it should be profound, and hyper-cliched where it should be sincere.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
December 17, 2002
The film works well as a conventional tear-jerker drama told in a straightforward no-nonsense manner.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 17, 2002
a by-the-numbers patient/doctor pic that covers all the usual ground
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 19, 2002
The structure the film takes may find Matt Damon and Ben Affleck once again looking for residuals as this officially completes a Good Will Hunting trilogy that was never planned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2003
A portrait of suffering and redemption for its own sake, Antwone Fisher arouses only shallow pity.
December 17, 2002
Everything -- even life on an aircraft carrier -- is sentimentalized.
December 20, 2002
Why this story? As it stands, it's the story of a clean-cut kid who becomes an even nicer clean-cut kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 20, 2002
Earnestly inspirational, conservatively moralistic and little on the bland side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
December 14, 2002
Fisher greedily encourages Washington and Hollywood to rape his integrity in the name of Ben Franklin, not to mention Oscar.
December 24, 2002
A dull, straight-forward autobiopic, devoid of nuance, idiosyncrasy and character.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 6, 2003
This is the sort of noble, well-produced tearjerker that's bound to work for some people, but one that lacks any real force, conviction or even a single surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2003
Who writes a screen treatment of their life and then an autobiography?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
May 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 12, 2003
A competent tearjerker...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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