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Finding Forrester Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Quality characters, solid film; OK for ages 14+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
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
Michael Dequina
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Doesn't fully live up to all the expectations but is still enjoyable.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
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
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
It's a really good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alex Ramirez
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 17, 2003
The relationship between Connery and Brown is powerful enough to sustain the story.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
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
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
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
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
A moving, meaningful story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
There's nothing particularly original about this story, but within its limitations it's done quite well.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Sean Connery nos oferece um dos melhores desempenhos de sua carreira...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Collin Souter
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
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
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
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