August Rush (2007)

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Reviews Counted: 93
Fresh: 36 Rotten: 57
Average Rating: 4.8/10
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2.5/4Flawed, yet, does what I, as a musician, find difficult to do. It conveys in words&pictures that wonderful feeling of being caught in a much grander current of rhythm&melody.
2.5/4Wholesome family entertainment with a life-affirming message.
1/5Watching this yucky emotional drama is like being sprayed with treacle from a high-pressure hose.
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4/5Sheridan's magical movie blooms at the crossroads of music, melodrama, and love; leaving the theatre, you'll find yourself happily immersed in the sounds of the streets.
BIf you appreciate a well-crafted fantasy tale that is a showcase for its young star and its great music, then you might just like August Rush.
3/4As a real-life story, this would be preposterous. But as a fantasy ode to the spiritual qualities of music in our lives, it works beautifully.
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3.5/5I liked the movie, but I wanted to get caught up in it and swept away by the magic and it didn't quite make it over the rainbow.
1.5/4Saying August Rush is contrived is like saying that, in terms of continents, Asia is pretty big.
3/5Unapologetically preposterous, but it is a (very sweet) fairy tale and Highmore is captivating.
2/5The film-makers ought to be reported to social services.

.5/4Kirsten Sheridan, who helped write her father Jim Sheridan's overcooked In America (2003), directs this awful drama, so soggy that her previous work looks positively austere.
B-Yes, it's all pretty silly. But director Kirsten Sheridan weaves a certain spell with her lush poetic montages, heart-tugging close-ups of Highmore's angelic face and mostly appealing performances.
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2/5The leaden script is full of empty romantic pronouncements that sound neither believable nor wondrous.
2.5/4That Robin Williams' character turns out to be a controlling bully is one of the picture's few surprises; everything else falls neatly into place, thanks to a script that needs about 128 coincidences to retain its forward momentum.
2/4A light, fanciful touch at times bolsters its "fairy tale" feel, but at times the story incorporates just enough "realistic" elements to drag the whole thing back down to earth.
2/5Fans of soppy movies will probably love it, but everyone else should steer clear.
We need to break out a whole new definition of cheesiness for a film like this, augmented by fake tears and vomit gestures.
3.5/10Doesn't take long for the movie to reveal itself as an extremely contrived and predictable movie that tries too hard to tug on the heartstrings.
3.5/5Passionate about the importance of music, August Rush is an ambitious family film that just about keeps its head above the rising waters of gushing sentimentality.
August Rush

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Average Rating: 4.5/10
1/4An aggressively bad movie. There are times when it tips the scales of absurdity and becomes almost comical.
The goal is to drive mothers everywhere insane with the urge to rescue him and brush his hair (or the other way around), and in my case it worked.
2.5/5August Rush feels like the cinematic equivalent of being stuffed with fruitcake and doused with a gallon of egg nog.
2/5Director Kristen Sheridan's new film is August Rush. But she might as well have named it Oliver! 2: Electric Boogaloo.
3/4If Charles Dickens were alive today, he might be writing projects like August Rush, the unabashedly sentimental tale of a plucky orphan lad who falls in with streetwise urchins as he seeks the family he ought to have.
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3/4I dislike sentimentality where it doesn't belong, but there's something brave about the way August Rush declares itself and goes all the way with coincidence, melodrama and skillful tear-jerking.
1/4[An] inane musical melodrama.
2/5To describe August Rush as a piece of shameless hokum doesn�t quite do justice to the potentially shock-inducing sugar content of this contemporary fairy tale.
An often charming urban fantasy that teeters perilously on the brink of preciousness but never quite topples over.
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August Rush does have a bit of a far-fetch story, but the music, the acting and the character of August Rush gets you past that. It is a great... More
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I went to see it and I was kinda disappointed. I found it unrealistic, dull, and slow. Freddie Highmore did horrible in this film compared to... More
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RATING (0 to ****): ** If you've seen the trailers or even read a plot summary for "August Rush", you know that once you buy a ticket, complaining... More
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This was not Mr. Holland's Opus, but what is. However in its own right it was very moving and uplifting. Albeit a bit slow at times and tiresome,... More
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As long as you take everything with a swig of whimsy, �August Rush� is a delightful and inspirational story. It may not be a cinematic masterpiece,... More
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