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Antwone Fisher

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Denzel Washington

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Plot Summary

Denzel Washington makes his triumphant directorial debut and Derek Luke shines in his first big-screen role in Antwone Fisher. Inspired by a true life story, Antwone Fisher tells the dramatic story of a troubled sailor (Luke) who embarks on a remarkable journey to confront his painful past--and connect with the family he never knew.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 147
  • Fresh: 116
  • Rotten: 31
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: For sure, Antwone Fisher is corny. But it's corny in a way that a Hollywood movie about a boy who just wants to go home ought to be corny. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Oct 23, 2003

Fresh: A fine film that proves the past is never too bleak -- or the future too hopeless -- to discover a productive new life, and a home and family to share it. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A riveting story well told. – Ann Gorman, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A mind-numbing, soul-deadeningly dull experience, it is a miracle of mediocrity, a small wonder: how can anything be quite this tedious? – Nev Pierce,, Nov 2, 2004

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Customer Reviews

Denzel's Magnum Opus

"Antwone Fisher" is one of the few films out there that succeeds at making a tragic story relatable to all types of people. Slowly paced and poignantly acted, this is a film that will make you depressed at times, but in the end, lift your spirits with its story of the celebration of human life.

One of the top 10 movies on iTunes

This movie is great. Great story, great acting, never feels fake, in fact, it's damn near perfect. Highly recommended.

Very Well Done!!!

This movie is very true to life...It was very cool to see the boy who was hurt so many times finally be at peace with himself and accepting where he had come from; and in the end being with all his family who truly loved him.... Very well done movie...

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Antwone Fisher
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2002

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