Rushmore Reviews

March 17, 2014
Schwartzman is cautious but stubbornly optimistic, while Murray is possessed by the mania of near-despair... They make the best and most disconcerting odd couple that American movies have produced in a long while.
March 17, 2014
Rushmore is an almost indefinable genre of its own. A comedy with a menacing edge? An ironic romance? Hard to call. Anderson, the director and co-writer, and Wilson, co-writer, have a vision like no one else's.
March 17, 2014
A quirky, sometimes hilarious and often touching comic fable.
March 17, 2014
There's an unshakable confidence about this coming-of-age fable that matches that of its central character, Max Fischer.
March 17, 2014
If happiness is finding something you love to do and doing it forever, one of my somethings might just be watching this oddly uproarious little flick.
March 17, 2014
There's a danger of overselling Anderson's sweet-hearted, loony little fantasy, but everything -- from the soundtrack of '60s Brit bands with their jangly anthems of angsty love to Robert Yeoman's slightly hyper-real photography -- fits perfectly.
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 7, 2014
One of the freshest, richest, most original films to come out of Hollywood in a very long time.
February 4, 2010
The director treats eccentricity with compassionate respect: no winking, no nudges to even like the boy. The filmmaking, meanwhile, is beautifully disciplined.