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Brubaker Reviews

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October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 9, 2010
It was hard to sit through two hours of such brutality and misery and say you enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 15, 2013
I never felt that I was wasting my time watching 'Brubaker,' only that it could have been a more dramatic and taut prison movie-which is odd, because it's directed by Stuart Rosenberg ('Cool Hand Luke').
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 9, 2013
The first half-hour is powerful stuff, but after Brubaker reveals his true identity, the movie begins to falter, with the one-dimensional nature of the characters (particularly the warden himself) eventually stripping the story of any dramatic charge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
August 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2002
A good, not great, movie that reps a solid, mid-career performance by Redford.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2003
Robert Redford puts in a stellar performance as a zealous prison reformer in this meditation on the ardor of idealism.
November 8, 2004
intense and a bit cliched
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2006
Redford is the main attraction, obviously, even though his princely good looks -- like the movie's 'idealistic crusader against the Establishment' earnestness -- are almost too much of a good thing.
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2004
Robert Redford, in a surprise acting tour de force, really stretches his style and mannerisms to become Henry Brubaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
June 12, 2012
Inspired by fact, this politically conscious prison drama is well written (script was Oscar nominated), but only decently acted by Redford, who might not have been the right choice.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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