School Ties Reviews

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September 7, 2011
October 15, 2007
This is a bewildering mixture of fairly accomplished storytelling, awkward contrivances in the script, and lies in the overall conception so egregious they undercut any pretensions the film might have to social seriousness.
June 24, 2006
More notable perhaps for a roster of future stars and Oscar winners than for its unexceptional plot, this well executed film nevertheless has its charms.
May 20, 2003
School Ties has a leafy, genteel look that is somehow less than convincing, perhaps because the hairdos are too tidy and the resemblances to other prep-school stories too clear.
May 12, 2001
Good intentions go for naught as director Robert Mandel (F/X) pounds home every contrivance in the script by Darryl Ponicsan (Taps).
January 1, 2000
School Ties is surprisingly effective.
January 2, 2011
Stirring movie may be too heavy for some tweens.
October 15, 2007
In the real world, it's more likely that Greene's working-class background would work harder against his acceptance at a snooty prep school than his religious beliefs, but School Ties largely ignores this angle.
October 15, 2007
The boys put in fine performances but sadly the script lacks the depth of what could have been a challenging story.
October 15, 2007
Fraser, O'Donnell, Damon and Affleck would all go on to have much hyped careers, and occasionally make better films than this overbearingly worthy classroom drama.
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