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Finding Forrester Reviews

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October 21, 2002
There's nothing particularly original about this story, but within its limitations it's done quite well.
October 15, 2002
Earns its keep with the bracing interplay between Mr. Connery's old lion and Mr. Brown's savvy young prodigy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2002
Although it's difficult to imagine writing as a dramatic activity, Connery makes it seem so in the challenging role of a reclusive novelist mentoring a gifted student.
June 15, 2002
Granted, Connery has done the act many times before, and yet he always seems to pull it off with uncommon grace and good humor.
May 31, 2002
Sean Connery nos oferece um dos melhores desempenhos de sua carreira...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 19, 2002
While Finding Forrester does take us on a familiar journey, it does not sell its audience short.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2002
An anti-intellectual film about the intellectual life.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2002
While it doesn't necessarily offer anything new, it is interesting, if only for the actors involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2001
Hollywood films have a tendency to fall apart in the final reel (due to studio pressures and those notorious audience preview comments), but we hoped Van Sant would avoid this pitfall. Alas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 7, 2001
Finding Forrester is an easy watch with just enough of a feeling of prestige and respectability about it to please serious moviegoers.
| Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2001
The story would have us believe the craft of writing is primarily one of inspiration rather than carefully planned hard work. It's pure Hollywood bunk.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
April 16, 2001
Connery gives an immensely assured performance, and newcomer Brown is equally affecting.
April 16, 2001
An intelligent, subtle, in short remarkable take on growing up, being true to yourself and fighting the odds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2001
Mostrando una entrañable historia del alumno-maestro, el filme de Van Sant se convierte en una placentera experiencia fílmica
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2001
Director Gus Van Sant, who helmed "Good Will Hunting," imbues the new film with just enough stylish touches to keep it from feeling stale or rote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2001 broad stokes that are not meant to challenge, but rather to reassure that, despite all its troubles, all will be right in the world eventually
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 23, 2001
Although it's familiar territory, Van Sant gives the material a new spin and the result is off-beat, low-key and guaranteed to lift spirits with its easy charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2001
Screenwriter Rich makes the unlikely pairing of a black kid from the Bronx and a curmudgeonly Scot -- linked only by their love of language -- more believable and endearing as the movie goes on.
February 7, 2001
There's plenty here that feels real and true.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2001
To dismiss Finding Forrester as just a rehash of Good Will Hunting is not entirely fair.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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