Finding Forrester Reviews

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December 22, 2000
Finding Forrester manages to take the cerebral act of literary creation and make it exciting, sexy even.
December 22, 2000
A well-acted, if overly familiar, tale of an unlikely friendship.
December 21, 2000
[Van Sant's] visual lyricism and uncondescending attitude toward almost everyone on screen ensure that the film won't succumb to formula.
December 20, 2000
The movie eventually turns ridiculous, as you thought it might.
December 20, 2000
A lot more intriguing than it might have been.
December 19, 2000
Connery gives an energetic (if not especially subtle) and mostly convincing performance, and enjoys remarkable chemistry with terrific first-time actor Rob Brown.
December 19, 2000
At times you can feel Van Sant trying to loosen the movie's windpipe-folding collar, but he doesn't get far, except with Busta Rhymes, as Jamal's gone-nowhere big brother, whose moments are so full of bounce and warmth they feel like invasions from the sc
December 19, 2000
Finding Forrester is 100 percent bogus, from its high-concept characters whose resemblance to real human beings is distant at best, to the 'lessons' it imparts on everything from courtship to writing.
December 19, 2000
Like its protagonist, Finding Forrester got game.
December 19, 2000
There is a smooth, practiced charm to all of this, but, even with Connery fulminating for all he's worth, it wears thin.
December 18, 2000
When either or both [Connery and Brown] are on screen, you can almost forget that these entertaining performances serve such a pat, predictable story.
December 18, 2000
The movie may be too middlebrow and conventional for Gus Van Sant's or Sean Connery's fans, but it's well acted.
December 18, 2000
Its unhurried exploration of the interaction between the two leads is worth spending a couple hours in a movie theater.
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