August Rush

August Rush

DVD - 2008
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A charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square. They are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York City and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.


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Dec 01, 2018

Ver entertaining and so well acted.

Oct 08, 2018

I loved this movie.

May 06, 2018

This is an excellent movie! Great for the whole family!
The acting and movie plot was extremely well done.

Feb 11, 2018

This movie stressed me out! It stunk!

Jan 07, 2018

An amazing adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". Having inherited musical genius from his lost parents this boy is not starved for food; but for music. Apparently being raised in a Quaker orphanage who's religious beliefs forbid music the music comes to him anyway; for he is magically able to hear music in the rustle of the wind blown wheat field. Somehow he knows his parents are alive and they are the ones that gave him the music.
Running away to New York City he joins a rag-tag gang of boys who are not thieves as in Oliver Twist; but Street Musicians. Soon his musical genius is recognised. The magic continues to unfold until the heart-rending ending which will be sure to leave you in tears.
Perhaps Robin Williams' most villainous role.

May 25, 2016

Few music movies do a good job with combining the post-production sound with the visuals on screen, but they didn't even try with this movie. The scene when August sits down to play the piano in the church, the notes you hear go in the opposite direction than they're played by the actor's hand. And then when August is playing guitar in the park with his (unbeknownst to him) father, lead parts start appearing out of nowhere while these two actors only continue to strum and smile at each other.

And none of that helps with the leaps in logic that were too much to swallow, like August knowing how to write complex musical scores seconds after a girl teaches him what lines and spaces mean in reference to the piano (who taught him about accidentals, then? Or keys? Or time signatures? Or timing, for that matter?), or like an inner city pastor walking a young boy up to the front door of Julliard and the boy can just start classes right away. Not to mention the tiring glorification of bad sexual decisions made at parties.

Mar 11, 2016

The musical score is dreadful, commercial tripe. The story is only a convincing case for retroactive birth control, or, better yet, just say no. If this is a good picture by today's standards, give me yesterday any old time. The creative team on this one really failed. Miserably.

Sep 23, 2014

Very slow beginning. Then a script written by a teenager. Then overly sweet boredom. Then a predictable ending.

Aug 13, 2014

RIP Robin Williams He will be missed!

Nov 14, 2013

From the previous very varied reviews I see this is not a movie for everyone. I would be curious to know the ages of those who loved it and those who truly disliked it. Admittedly it ends looking like a 'Cinderella' story - but this not a bad thing. Our family [kids 10 to 14 in age] enjoyed the story and certainly the music. Robin Williams was at times excellent; at other times "ok." Jonathan Rhys-Meyers continues to impress me in the variety of roles he chooses in movies. Keri Russell - in my view - had a strong presence. However the star is Freddie Highmore. His performance is solid: sad, and amusing at the right moments. So are the other youths. The music never falters. Classical or grunge plays well - together!

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