Finding Forrester Synopsis
A unique relationship develops between a novelist and a young, amazingly gifted scholar-athlete.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Written, acted and directed so intelligently that it stands out from the pack, and is guaranteed to give you the warm glow of holiday...
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The ending leans to soap opera, but Van Sant, revisiting the closet-genius theme of "Good Will Hunting" is too keen an observer of...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
A rewarding exploration of the knotty and often contentious relationship between teacher and protege.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie is not without its pleasures. Chief among them is Sean Connery's robust performance.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
It's rare to see a movie that takes such joy in the power of words, not to create lofty works of art but to effect the simple, necessary...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A juicy and gratifying teacher movie (a genre to which I'm partial). The joy in performance shared by Connery and Brown is the big reason.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The scenes between the old man and the teenager are at the heart of the movie, and it's a pleasure to watch the rapport between Connery, in...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
One can't underestimate the appeal of any movie constructed around Sean Connery's charm.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Highly unoriginal but nevertheless stirring drama.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Rich supplies some eloquent grace notes, and Van Sant uses them to make understated music.
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Great

By Phronc
This was a great movie... and you can't go wrong with Sir Connery....

Review of Finding Forrester

By Deirdre12345
Good: This is an inspiring story, with an unforeseen plot. Forrester is an author that sees Jamal as more than a city kid after he gives him a chance, and although Forrester works in mysterious ways...

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Rated PG-13 | For Strong Language, Sexual References
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Quality characters, solid film; OK for ages 14+.
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