Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

DVD - 2006
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Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 10, 2018

This late 1980’s film showcases the effects of strict schooling on young and talented boys and how it can stunt their creativity and growth. Robin Williams plays an unusual teacher at a fancy preparatory school for boys and takes each of his students out of their comfort zones. I believe that this is one of Robin Williams best performances as his character portrays empathy, rebellion, and genius all at once. The premise of the film is very relatable for many people which is why I think it has become so popular and well known. I would rate this movie 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to anyone looking for a heartwarming and inspiring story. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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intangibleobserver
Jul 28, 2018

Robin Williams is forever a shooting star...

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JOSEPH SARDO
Apr 23, 2018

Weird. I was pretty much 100% sure this would be epic based on its reputation and the idea of it, and so I was committed for some time to watching it. I stumbled through maybe 45 minutes of it now and can't even bring myself to want to finish it. Robin Williams was compelling for the first few of his classes, but eventually the movie as a whole just wasn't doing it for me. The scenes with the students sans Robin Williams just didn't have enough edge on them for me. And as I said, after maybe 2 or 3 of Robin Williams' scenes I wasn't all that enthralled by him either. May have to re-visit or postulate that for whatever reason the movie just doesn't translate as well into our time as it did at the time of its release??

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dylankemp
Jan 10, 2018

Just quietly wonderful.

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rslade
Jun 23, 2016

Williams is great, as almost always, but this movie, while it holds up well over time, has never struck me as the classic it is considered by reviewers. Aside from Williams, the rest of the movie is fairly weak.

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tinybookworm
Mar 08, 2016

Really wonderful movie. Robin Williams was wonderful in this and so were all the young teenage boys in his class. The story was interesting, honest and sad.

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anniethecat
Dec 26, 2015

Pretty dang good. 2 thumbs up for sure!

chicobonbon Aug 04, 2015

How many years later and this movie still stands up. A classic I showed my kids.

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EMP_0
Mar 20, 2015

This was a very good movie that taught how teachers influence students be it for the good or bad and how parents can sometimes expect something from their child that is unjust.
As adults we should always remember that every person is an individual and no one has the right to live their life vicariously through another human being.

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Repeal_BillC_51
Aug 15, 2014

Ha Ha , ''Bobbin' Williams'' - Yer HILARIOUS !!!!

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

John Keating: There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

Dalton: [answering phone] Welton Academy, hello. Yes he is, just a moment. Mr. Nolan, it's for you. It's God. He says we should have girls at Welton.

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

John Keating: Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone.

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

John Keating: O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It's from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain.

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black_yak_28
Aug 30, 2013

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Dec 18, 2010

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

English professor John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

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