Rushmore Reviews

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March 17, 2014
Just when you expect the film to do something normal, it takes off like Murray -- riffing on reality as only he, and filmmaker Anderson, can.
March 17, 2014
It's somehow fitting that in this Maxcentric universe, Rushmore exists as a satirical comedy, full of dry wit and adolescent absurdities, and a bittersweet valentine to manipulative misfits who actually find the love they deserve.
March 17, 2014
An inspired second feature from director Wes Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson, the picture shares the offbeat rhythms and disarming humor of their overlooked debut, Bottle Rocket.
March 17, 2014
The hint of genuine pathos [Murray] brings to Rushmore tempers Schwartzman's brash, sometimes off-putting antics, gracing an already great comedy with surprising depth and heart.
March 17, 2014
Bill Murray -- playing a depressed millionaire -- steals every scene in this quirky, edgy and very funny tale of an outsider who just might end up leading all those who laugh at him.
March 17, 2014
Rushmore is accurate enough on the teen-angst front to make you wince, yet whimsical enough to make you want Max to win.
March 7, 2014
One of the freshest, richest, most original films to come out of Hollywood in a very long time.
April 21, 2012
Bill Murray projects a seriocomic intensity here comparable to Charlie Chaplin's classic Little Tramp.
December 9, 2011
Rushmore may have shades of J.D. Salinger's writing and Hal Ashby's movies, but Wes Anderson pulls humor from the trickiest of situations and always manages to surprise.
December 5, 2011
Criterion's stellar reputation for Blu-ray releases continues unabated by their phenomenal treatment of Wes Anderson's first masterpiece, a sublime comedy about death, ghosts, ambition, and hubris.
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