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Rushmore Reviews

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January 1, 2000
[Rushmore is] structured like a comedy, but there are undertones of darker themes, and I almost wish they'd allowed the plot to lead them into those shadows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Rushmore is intended to be hip and funny, but it's not really either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
[It] could be fun, but it never seems to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
Unsuccessfully walks the line between intellectual and physical comedy, but does have many genuinely funny moments
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Rushmore is a film with a lot of promise. Unfortunately most of it gets wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Peripheral characters cannot change what is at its core a hollow effort.
January 1, 2000
[Rushmore is] overblown with despicable and unfunny plot twists which create the illusion that audience members are seeing something worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 14, 2001
...Anderson has an idiosyncratic sensibility, the rare ability to create a world that is completely his own. Unique worlds, however, can be off-putting enough to discourage civilians from spending time there.
June 5, 2002
The charm is a little too forced, the story barely believable, and its allure overly-calculated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2002
...the quirkiness seems a little forced, a little overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2007
What I wanted was a larger perspective, something more insightful than the one-thing-after-another existential whimsy.
January 1, 2000
[An] odd but amusing tale...
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 5, 2008
An observation on what happens when the world of children and adults collide, perfectly embodied in Schwartzman's performance.
October 1, 2005
Director Wes Anderson never lets the audience in as to whether he sees this story as humorous or pathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 31, 2004
... a movie about overt passion -- passion that is genuine and deserved as well as passion that is a kind of mask.
Read More | Original Score: A
December 28, 2010
Probably of more interest to adults than to teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
One of the best films of 1998, possibly one of the best American comedies since The Graduate or Annie Hall.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2007
A wickedly funny high school comedy for most of its running time, Rushmore is a bracingly fresh and original outing.
August 13, 2007
Moments of classic slapstick rubbing elbows with moments of painful candor.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Rushmore has a good deal of content and human qualities to spare, but what makes it such a charming and satisfying experience is its style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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