August Rush

2007, Fantasy/Kids & family, 1h 53m

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Though featuring a talented cast, August Rush cannot overcome the flimsy direction and schmaltzy plot. Read critic reviews

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A musically gifted orphan, Evan (Freddie Highmore), runs away from his orphanage and searches New York City for his birth parents. On his journey, he's taken under the wing of the Wizard (Robin Williams), a homeless man who lives in an abandoned theater. After discovering his talent, the Wizard gives Evan the name "August Rush" and devises a plan to profit from his talent. Little does Evan know that his parents, Lyla (Keri Russell) and Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), are searching for him too.

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Audience Reviews for August Rush

  • Jan 15, 2016
    A very nice little movie with a great message. I love how this kid sees music in everything...it's really cool. I know what that's like sometimes to some extent, finding a soundtrack to everyday life. Although obviously, August sees and hears this to a much greater degree than anyone else lol. Anyway, this is worth a watch.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2012
    I enjoyed this wonderful film that is about lost people trying to find each other. I think the jaded critics are way off on their reviews of this romantic, family friendly film.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    A good hearted film with some great music, great performances, but a very terrible ending that almost ruined it for me.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2011
    A good hearted film with some great music, great performances, but a very terrible ending that almost ruined it for me.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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