August Rush Reviews

July 6, 2019
Lay(s) on the saccharine schmaltz in broad, simplistic layers.
March 15, 2018
A story that could steal the hearts of millions but fails in the attempt... [Full review in Spanish]
February 14, 2012
September 7, 2011
December 28, 2010
Essentially an extended music video, and with about as much narrative weight, August Rush is empty, flat, and pointless.
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.
September 8, 2008
"The only thing astounding about this movie is how bad it is."
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.
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!
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.
March 10, 2008
...warmly affecting at times and almost unbearably saccharine at others.
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.
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.
January 21, 2008
A lot like a conventional musical, but the story is not conventional, it is mystically romantic.
January 18, 2008
January 2, 2008
The excellent actors and good music make you think the movie will get better as it progresses, but it never does.