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About the Movie
"August Rush" tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams), August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 125
- Fresh: 46
- Rotten: 79
- Average Rating: 4.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: August Rush will not be for everyone, but it works if you surrender to its lilting and unabashedly sentimental tale of evocative music and visual poetry.
Rotten: August Rush feels like the cinematic equivalent of being stuffed with fruitcake and doused with a gallon of egg nog.
Rotten: [An] inane musical melodrama.
Rotten: It would be nice to say this predictable fantasy has such a big heart, we can forgive its excesses. But director Kirsten Sheridan overplays nearly every already-corny scene.
August Rush was good... but had better expectations
Being this is the first movie I was in (I was one of the child musicians who lived with the wizard), I was hoping this movie would be amazing. It was alright. Still good, still emotional, but just not as good as I hoped. Mostly due to the writing. A little cheesey. But the overall message was good and I loved getting to see myself on the silver screen. Getting to work with Robin and Freddie for a week on this movie was also amazing. Both so professional
the only really good actor in it is keri russel
Worth the price of admission
The only reason this movie didn't recieve five stars is because I often don't give such high praise to films but this deserves it in my opinion. This movie is a heart felt cornicopia of sounds and the amazing human spirit that most movies lack nowadays. August reminds us that hope and love do exist and that if you just believe in the unbelievable than any wish can come true. A Must See...
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2007
- © 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
- August Rush (Music from the Motion Picture)
- Various Artists