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Finding Forrester Reviews

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July 22, 2012
predictable formula film that is quickly forgotten
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 24, 2010
Quality characters, solid film; OK for ages 14+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 15, 2010
Brown, in his acting debut, displays the balance of book smarts, street smarts, and vulnerability that is crucial to the part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2009
Doesn't fully live up to all the expectations but is still enjoyable.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2005
It's a really good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 25, 2004
La cinta es disfrutable aunque uno no sea de color, buen tirador de tiros libres, o buen escritor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2003
It is a film about intelligence in unlikely places that, paradoxically, requires you to check your brain at the door.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 20, 2003
A pleasant movie we've all seen before.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2003
Finding Forrester is Gus Van Sant treading water in Hollywood, but he's making a beautiful pattern.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2003
A moving, meaningful story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 30, 2002
Over-long and underwritten drama with too many shades of Good Will Hunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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