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Finding Forrester

2. William Forrester the greatest writer who became sequestered until he met an amazing writer Jamal from Bronx. Discovering Jamal’s exceptional writings makes Forrester realise that he should pursue his goal, writing.
Duration: 136 min
Quality: SD
Release: 2000
IMDb: 7.3
Keywords:  #F. Murray Abraham #Finding Forrester #Gus Van Sant #Rob Brown #Sean Connery
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
An anti-intellectual film about the intellectual life.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Doesn't fully live up to all the expectations but is still enjoyable.
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Old School Reviews
July 22, 2012
predictable formula film that is quickly forgotten
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The leaden screenplay can be fingered for many of the film's faults. But what happened to the off-kilter film-maker last seen at work in To Die For?
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February 15, 2010
Brown, in his acting debut, displays the balance of book smarts, street smarts, and vulnerability that is crucial to the part.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
January 11, 2001
A rewarding exploration of the knotty and often contentious relationship between teacher and protege. Its chief pleasure is the master class in the art of acting delivered by Sean Connery.
September 24, 2010
Lost in "Forrester's" dismissal is appreciation for its relatively piss-and-vinegar approach to the act of creating fiction. Jazzy, classicist and a bit meta, the film's unexpectedly urbane quirks resemble Jonathan Demme films at their mainstream best.
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Rolling Stone
February 06, 2001
Funny and touching.
January 12, 2001
A rare find.
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March 25, 2008
Rather hollow effort.
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Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Quality characters, solid film; OK for ages 14+.
Chicago Reader
March 25, 2008
If director Gus Van Sant had always been a hack it wouldn't matter so much, but personally I find this form of licking the audience's cheeks like an obsequious puppy deeply offensive.
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