Antwone Fisher
Antwone Fisher (2002)

The directorial debut of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, Antwone Fisher is an autobiographical drama written by the real-life Antwone Fisher. Played by newcomer Derek Luke, Antwone is a volatile young sailor in the Navy,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Washington's directing debut is a solidly crafted, emotionally touching work.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

A fine film that proves the past is never too bleak -- or the future too hopeless -- to discover a productive new life, and a home and family to share it.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

For sure, Antwone Fisher is corny. But it's corny in a way that a Hollywood movie about a boy who just wants to go home ought to be corny.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Devastating story of abuse based on real life.

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Ann Gorman
Washington Post

A riveting story well told.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's a simplicity and heart to Antwone Fisher ... that's extremely appealing.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Rings false, belittling instead of honoring its sensitive subject with its twinkly score, kid-glove nobility and cloying payoffs. [Blu-ray]

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Denzel Washington gives a sensitive yet powerful performance as a Navy psychiatrist, and newcomer Derek Luke is a pleasant surprise as the title character.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Watchful, flinty, unexpectedly vulnerable -- and so cathartic it could wring tears from a stone.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

It is to Washington's credit that he keeps it just real enough to move our hearts and our heads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Antwone Fisher is a pretty good drama, directed by actor Denzel Washington in his first directorial outing. The story is a well thought out, engaging, and the… More
Red Lats
My type of movie
Mike S
Strong acting and terrific story, based on the real-life experiences of former U.S. navy man Antwone Fisher. Before I saw this, I had no idea that Denzel… More
Joseph Eastmond
A Film that from start to finish has you in it'sgrip, so tight it won't let go and ends up with a bone crushin g ending. "Three out of… More
Lady D'arbanville
A remarkable tale based on a true story, I was gripped from start to finish. Derek Luke, I thought played a fantastic part and it was a good performance from… More
Lee Kyle
Very good story, will have to watch this one again