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August Rush Reviews

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December 28, 2010
Essentially an extended music video, and with about as much narrative weight, August Rush is empty, flat, and pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 5, 2010
A music box trying to pass itself off as an orchestra.
July 27, 2009
A heartwarming fairy-tale that is undeniably sweet, even if it occasionally crosses over into sappiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2008
"The only thing astounding about this movie is how bad it is."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 8, 2008
Someone in Hollywood must have it in for Thanksgiving. How else to explain the cruelly timed release of August Rush, a wretched confection that only the most determined will be able to count among their blessings?
May 1, 2008
While many films require a suspension of disbelief, August Rush asks viewers to terminate their disbelief without severance and have security escort it from the building.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 17, 2008
Its almost desperate earnestness actually turns out to be its greatest appeal -- August Rush does believe in fairy tales, it does it does it does!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 10, 2008
August Rush kind of feels like a 2-hour coming attractions preview. Lots of fragmented stuff happens, without ever connecting the dots in between.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 10, 2008
...warmly affecting at times and almost unbearably saccharine at others.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 6, 2008
It doesn't matter if you love music or inspirational stories or Robin Williams (anyone?) -- this is enough to make your teeth ache.
February 28, 2008
More fable than film, there is no earthly reason why August Rush should work. But it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 14, 2008
It's far-fetched and a leap of faith of Olympic proportions is required to keep abreast of the plot, but August Rush does deliver some charming moments, largely due to charismatic performances from Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
January 22, 2008
Uplifting and heart warming, this is a perfect date movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 21, 2008
A lot like a conventional musical, but the story is not conventional, it is mystically romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2008
The excellent actors and good music make you think the movie will get better as it progresses, but it never does.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 12, 2007
"August Rush" is a familiar, yet entertaining experience that works mostly because of the wonderful cast and the haunting mix of music.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2007
However predictable, a good ol' fashioned happy ending is always welcome. But bring a box of tissues: A good cry is to be expected as well.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 1, 2007
If it weren't for the wonderful soundtrack, Nick Castle and James Hart's screenplay wouldn't have made it past the slush pile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 29, 2007
Nauseating drama with poor direction, dodgy performances and a sappy, cliche-laden script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 28, 2007
An honorable failure -- maybe even a noble one. Certainly, it's an ambitious one. But it is a failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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