An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound.
Freddit Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terence Howard, Robin Williams, William Sadler, Marian Seldes
|Screenplay||Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Paul Castro|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||CJ Entertainment, Odyssey Entertainment, Southpaw Entertainment|
|Sex||Very, very mildly suggested, infrequent.|
|Violence||Very low impact, infrequent|
|Comments||This is a movie that is uplifting and inspiring for all viewers. It honours creativity to a huge extent, as well as commitment to good family values.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Zane Henry August Rush is an overblown, underwhelming scarp of rose-coloured fluff. The toothachingly sweet fare will probably go down well with festive audiences. There is probably someone out there who would enjoy this kind of woefully sentimental dross, but that person is not me.
Carina Chocano Saccharine pill won't go down smoothly.
Natalie Bosman Despite the chocolate box ending, this is a family film with a warm message of love. You need to dampen your cynicism and let escapism rekindle your belief in fairy tales.
Jean Barker One long movie moment doused in hot syrupy sentiment starring all the most irritating people in Hollywood.
Farin Roberts Self-confessed hopeless romantics and anyone with a cinematic sweet-tooth will be sure to appreciate August Rush, an uplifting but schmaltzy fantasy.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert I'm telling you, the ghost of Dickens would be applauding.
James Berardinelli The movie plucks at the heartstrings with the virtuosity of an untrained two year old. It's sloppy, contrived, and annoying. It elicits giggles and guffaws instead of tears and, when it's all over, many audience members will be annoyed that they wasted two hours.
As it stands, it's more than a bit far-fetched, although it does have its share of winning moments, some of them with decent emotional power.
Tomatometer The talented cast can't overcome the flimsy direction and schmaltzy plot.
What the People say
3667 Netizens Wow!
Average .. 40%