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August Rush Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike Scott
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
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
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
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Urban Cinefile
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
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2
January 22, 2008
Uplifting and heart warming, this is a perfect date movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 21, 2008
A lot like a conventional musical, but the story is not conventional, it is mystically romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Tennis
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
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Jennifer Preyss
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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-
November 23, 2007
Passionate about the importance of music, August Rush is an ambitious family film that just about keeps its head above the rising waters of gushing sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob James
Total Film
November 23, 2007
Packing every cliché, coincidence and contrivance known to man (well, Hollywood screenwriters) into one glossy, saccharine, syrupy package takes some doing; but Highmore's open-faced charm makes Evan's sappy story tolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fairn Roberts
November 23, 2007
Yes, August Rush is cheesy, almost embarrassingly so, but it's also irrepressibly sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
November 22, 2007
This inspirational drama gets three stars for oddity value alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Susan Granger
November 22, 2007
Heart-warming, life-affirming fantasy - a magical, musical adventure, geared for families
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 22, 2007
August Rush will not be for everyone, but it works if you surrender to its lilting and unabashedly sentimental tale of evocative music and visual poetry.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 21, 2007
Most of the time, the material is quietly, subtly perfect.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
November 21, 2007
If it isn't brilliant cinema, it's honest and powerful.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
November 21, 2007
Although Williams seems to be in another film altogether, Russell and Rhys Meyers make an attractive and believable would-be couple, and Highmore may actually be the best child actor working today.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
November 21, 2007
The goal is to drive mothers everywhere insane with the urge to rescue him and brush his hair (or the other way around), and in my case it worked.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 21, 2007
I dislike sentimentality where it doesn't belong, but there's something brave about the way August Rush declares itself and goes all the way with coincidence, melodrama and skillful tear-jerking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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