Robin Williams is fantastic in this story--a lesson in how to live to the fullest. Good story-line shows the risks people take from a few different angles and shows the results, good and bad.
Can't say I enjoyed this as much as the History Boys. Perhaps its because I find Robin Williams a bit irritating at times. But its a good story and well enough made.
I chose this DVD because I remembered enyoying the movie when I saw it, but couldn't remember much about it.
It was good.
This is one of those movies that never ceases to deeply move and impact me. It truly is one of those movies that stays with you long after you watch it and for me, I still carry the messages from this film into every day life. A powerful, moving film, with a great cast, impacting storyline and lasting messages. In many ways, it is the story of boys learning to become men and the internal journey they take, but it is also a story with universal themes and messages, such as "make your lives extraordinary," "seize the day" and live the life you want - an authentic life.
This movie stars the amazing Robin Williams, a very young Ethan Hawke ("Before Sunrise/Sunset", "Training Day"), a young Robert Sean Leonard ("House"), Kurtwood Smith (from "That 70s Show", "3rd Rock From The Sun"), and other lesser known great actors.
wonderful! robin williams is outstanding in this
A truly captivating coming-of-age story with an unforgettable Robin Williams performance. Worth owning on DVD without a doubt!
A well made movie, ie good acting, storyline and photography. I guess whether you enjoy this movie or not will depend on one's individual taste. Not an action movie or love story, but more a story about lessons learned as we live life's journey.
Robin Williams was the only well known actor which is often good as well known actors tend to become to well known to us, and makes it difficult to believe in the character they are portraying.
This is a well-acted, sensitive story about adolescent peer pressure which also explores the tragic dynamics between a teenage boy's plans to become an actor in the face of his father's plans for him to become a doctor and the role of his teacher (Robin Williams) in giving him and his classmates the courage to question the staus quo and stand up for their beliefs.
I found this very heavy going, might appeal to some but not my cup of tea. I like Robin Williams and he played a good role, but I didn't really enjoy it
Great movie about young men in an exclusive all boys boarding school and the pressures of their parents' influences on their futures and how one teacher's creativity and attitude help the boys through their final year.
Robin Williams as a teacher, I thought not, but he does a great job portraying the rebel within. Interesting enough to watch twice.
Peter Weir and Robin Williams - what a killer combination! Arguably two of the most overlooked artists when it comes to the Oscars. When it comes to this film (one of, if not my all time favourite movies) both could easily have won an Oscar.
Williams' portrayal of John Keating is both moving and enlivening. You really feel his pain and ride his highs and lows. By the end of the movie you feel like you want to go out and find any injustice to fight just so you can carry on the spirit of this movie.
Ethan Hawke and Robert Sean Leonard show amazing potential, but failed to follow through, in my opinion - although I do like the character Leonard plays on "House" (TV).
Set in an all-boys school Keating is the new teacher who encourages his students to think and behave creatively despite being in a conservative school. Thus provides the juxtaposition that drives the story and has devastating consequences.
Don't miss it.
Great movie. Well acted by Robin Williams. Well worth watching
Great movie, touching scenes, the only disappointment is the God of the Cave, I thought that was unnessecary and out of place. Robin Williams is a star in this picture, it deserves it's grammy awards and golden globe award. Even young Ethan Haweke plays a cool funny young man as well.
My all time favourite movie
Robyn Williams is very good though he can't help mugging a lot which is unneccesary. But a sesitive film, sad but believable.
A must watch for all patronising parents.
This ia a brilliant movie. Williams has a talent for playing the kind of eccentric characters who by the example of their life change people's worldview in large and small ways.
The acting by the kids is great and while the ending stretches credulity somewhat its still a very satisfying tale.