August Rush (PG)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Nov 20 2007

This inspirational drama gets three stars for oddity value alone. A celestial trumpet for the need to follow your star so old-fashioned it’s postmodern, the latest feature from Jim Sheridan’s daughter stars doe-eyed Freddie Highmore (‘Finding Neverland’) as a 12-year-old, orphaned musical prodigy searching for his parents in a New York populated by characters straight out of ‘Oliver Twist’. Certain that his parents are alive, little Evan Taylor escapes his upstate orphanage, determined to compose a piece in the Big Apple knowing that – to adapt ‘Field of Dreams’ – if they (his parents, played by Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hear it, they will come. Wisely, Sheridan nurtures a commendable, sobering Lasse Hallström-lite realism in the acting – only letting Robin Williams hang himself as the modern Fagin figure. Most impressive, however, is how Sheridan has modelled such a highly sophisticated cinematic correlative to the script’s twin themes of synchronicity and music. It provides a genuine aesthetic climax unaffected by the sentimentality of the film’s fundamentally fake, born-again philosophy.
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PG

UK release:

Fri Nov 23, 2007

Duration:

100 mins

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Kyle

Shame on those who poo-poo this film as being schmalzy or sacharine! This is a modern parable that resonates deeply with me on so many levels. It's not realistic? I'm sorry, I live reality! I want music in my life, and this film's got it!

Kyle

Shame on those who poo-poo this film as being schmalzy or sacharine! This is a modern parable that resonates deeply with me on so many levels. It's not realistic? I'm sorry, I live reality! I want music in my life, and this film's got it!

Kaitlin

This movie is very special to me, my son, is even named after it. The story of a family finding a way to be together despite what others thought or told them just proves that fate and destiny really do exist. Amazing, powerful and everlasting. A must see movie that truely touched my heart.

Kaitlin

This movie is very special to me, my son, is even named after it. The story of a family finding a way to be together despite what others thought or told them just proves that fate and destiny really do exist. Amazing, powerful and everlasting. A must see movie that truely touched my heart.

fashion

This movie made me cry. What made me tear up was when he was playing guitar's with his dad and didn't even realize that their related. One thing about this movie that i didn't like was the ending, i wanted to see the mom explain to the father that he had a son. Man i hope that have a part 2 this move. ... I give this movie a 5 star!

fashion

This movie made me cry. What made me tear up was when he was playing guitar's with his dad and didn't even realize that their related. One thing about this movie that i didn't like was the ending, i wanted to see the mom explain to the father that he had a son. Man i hope that have a part 2 this move. ... I give this movie a 5 star!

choppe

One of the best movies i have ever seen and would remember for ever.. very touching and the combination of classical and rock music is brilliant. Thanks for producing such a great movie.

choppe

One of the best movies i have ever seen and would remember for ever.. very touching and the combination of classical and rock music is brilliant. Thanks for producing such a great movie.

DSK Gray

A feel good film fantasy, just what this old guy needed, some young pro critics use too much starch!

DSK Gray

A feel good film fantasy, just what this old guy needed, some young pro critics use too much starch!

Larry and Judy

The only real fault we found was the bigging a bit long, but enjoyed the other 90 percent it will be one for our movie collection.

Larry and Judy

The only real fault we found was the bigging a bit long, but enjoyed the other 90 percent it will be one for our movie collection.

bob

music was great but the director should have been replaced after five minuts, along with edeitora they screwed a good movie,it seemeed like most of the time actors did not know what director wanted from them excetion of robin williamd and freddie highmore

Reg Atkins

Simply the best film i have seen for thirty+ years and only the second i have wanted to see for a third time. It has the same haunting feeling that The Searchers gave with an epic John Wayne performance. I believe this film will also be seen as a classic 70+ years after its release

Reg Atkins

Simply the best film i have seen for thirty+ years and only the second i have wanted to see for a third time. It has the same haunting feeling that The Searchers gave with an epic John Wayne performance. I believe this film will also be seen as a classic 70+ years after its release

lesley

see for your self dont listen to negatives. Its what dreams are made of.

lesley

see for your self dont listen to negatives. Its what dreams are made of.

Tina

I don't know how this film has managed to get good reviews on different websites, i didn't enjoy it at all. The plot was ridiculous and the whole story lacked credibility. The acting was suberb, but thats about the only good thing i can say. Don't get me started on Meyers fake accent. One to miss.