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Antwone Fisher Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
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
Victoria Alexander
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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Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
December 17, 2002
Trivial where it should be profound, and hyper-cliched where it should be sincere.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 17, 2002
a by-the-numbers patient/doctor pic that covers all the usual ground
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Erik Childress
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
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2003
A portrait of suffering and redemption for its own sake, Antwone Fisher arouses only shallow pity.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 17, 2002
Everything -- even life on an aircraft carrier -- is sentimentalized.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 20, 2002
Earnestly inspirational, conservatively moralistic and little on the bland side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Chuck Rudolph
Slant Magazine
December 14, 2002
Fisher greedily encourages Washington and Hollywood to rape his integrity in the name of Ben Franklin, not to mention Oscar.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
December 24, 2002
A dull, straight-forward autobiopic, devoid of nuance, idiosyncrasy and character.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Leigh Johnson
February 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Nayman
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
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
January 16, 2003
Who writes a screen treatment of their life and then an autobiography?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Nev Pierce
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
Matthew Turner
May 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
January 12, 2003
A competent tearjerker...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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