One of the freshest, richest, most original films to come out of Hollywood in a very long time.
| Original Score: 4/4
Bill Murray projects a seriocomic intensity here comparable to Charlie Chaplin's classic Little Tramp.
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.
Probably of more interest to adults than to teens.
| Original Score: 3/5
Besides being a terrific film in its own right, seen today, Rushmore almost seems like a trailer for the films that have followed it.
| Original Score: 5/5
The director treats eccentricity with compassionate respect: no winking, no nudges to even like the boy. The filmmaking, meanwhile, is beautifully disciplined.
| Original Score: A
| Original Score: 3/4
An observation on what happens when the world of children and adults collide, perfectly embodied in Schwartzman's performance.
You also have to admire the creepy arrogance of Schwartzman's performance.
To paraphrase Herman Blume, Rushmore is my Rushmore.
Moments of classic slapstick rubbing elbows with moments of painful candor.
A wickedly funny high school comedy for most of its running time, Rushmore is a bracingly fresh and original outing.
Another quirky, hard-to-put-your-finger-on delight from the boys who brought us Bottle Rocket.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
It's nice to see that there are still comedies out there that don't need to resort to gross-out humor for a laugh.
Anderson is unable to frame an uninteresting shot.
| Original Score: 88/100
A peculiar, poignant comedy, with an outstanding character turn from Murray.
It's a better coming of age movie than anything John Hughes ever did.
Director Wes Anderson never lets the audience in as to whether he sees this story as humorous or pathetic.
This film is so not-from-the-cookie-cutter, so unaccommodating of our expectations, that we can't anticipate where Anderson's going to take us. Every scene is a discovery or sly diversion.
It's uniquely inspired lunacy that's an instant comedy classic...