Sep 2, 2020
August Rush benefits greatly from a delightful cast and John Mathieson's transcendent, fantasy-like camera work.
Feb 14, 2012
Jul 27, 2009
A heartwarming fairy-tale that is undeniably sweet, even if it occasionally crosses over into sappiness.
Apr 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!
Feb 28, 2008
More fable than film, there is no earthly reason why August Rush should work. But it does.
Feb 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
Jan 22, 2008
Uplifting and heart warming, this is a perfect date movie.
Jan 21, 2008
A lot like a conventional musical, but the story is not conventional, it is mystically romantic.
Dec 12, 2007
"August Rush" is a familiar, yet entertaining experience that works mostly because of the wonderful cast and the haunting mix of music.
Dec 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.
Nov 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.
Nov 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.
Nov 23, 2007
Yes, August Rush is cheesy, almost embarrassingly so, but it's also irrepressibly sweet.
Nov 22, 2007
This inspirational drama gets three stars for oddity value alone.
Nov 22, 2007
Heart-warming, life-affirming fantasy - a magical, musical adventure, geared for families
Nov 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.
Nov 21, 2007
August's journey is good for the soul, the rapturous beauty of it all so all-encompassing just thinking about it again can't help but fill me with unabashed joy.
Nov 21, 2007
Most of the time, the material is quietly, subtly perfect.
Nov 21, 2007
If it isn't brilliant cinema, it's honest and powerful.
Nov 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.