Finding Forrester Reviews

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May 11, 2018
A nicely inspirational affair.
July 22, 2012
predictable formula film that is quickly forgotten
December 24, 2010
Quality characters, solid film; OK for ages 14+.
September 24, 2010
Lost in "Forrester's" dismissal is appreciation for its relatively piss-and-vinegar approach to the act of creating fiction. Jazzy, classicist and a bit meta, the film's unexpectedly urbane quirks resemble Jonathan Demme films at their mainstream best.
February 15, 2010
Brown, in his acting debut, displays the balance of book smarts, street smarts, and vulnerability that is crucial to the part.
April 29, 2009
Doesn't fully live up to all the expectations but is still enjoyable.
October 18, 2008
August 7, 2008
March 25, 2008
Rather hollow effort.
March 25, 2008
If director Gus Van Sant had always been a hack it wouldn't matter so much, but personally I find this form of licking the audience's cheeks like an obsequious puppy deeply offensive.
May 26, 2006
Finding Forrester is almost worth seeing for Connery and Brown, but it's a lot to ask for people to sit through 136 minutes when only about a third of it is any good.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The leaden screenplay can be fingered for many of the film's faults. But what happened to the off-kilter film-maker last seen at work in To Die For?
December 6, 2005
Finding Forrester is not the fastest-paced film in the world, nor the most stirring. It is however the most complete portrait of what it means to be a writer that I've seen in a long time.
September 30, 2005
It's a really good movie.
July 25, 2004
La cinta es disfrutable aunque uno no sea de color, buen tirador de tiros libres, o buen escritor.
December 15, 2003
All signs of intelligent life are sacrificed to Hollywood formula and liberal wish-fulfilment.
June 17, 2003
The relationship between Connery and Brown is powerful enough to sustain the story.
May 22, 2003
It is a film about intelligence in unlikely places that, paradoxically, requires you to check your brain at the door.
May 20, 2003
A pleasant movie we've all seen before.
March 10, 2003
A nice-looking, nice-feeling exercise in conventionalism that sure could use a couple of transvestites and maybe a house falling from the sky.
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