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Fearless is based on a novel by Rafael Yglesias. Jeff Bridges stars as one of the few survivors of an airplane crash. Because he had led several other passengers to safety, Bridges is hailed as a hero. This has a negative effect on his personality; he becomes increasingly withdrawn from his loved ones as he develops a Messianic complex. Bridges' psychiatrist introduces his patient to another of the crash victims, Rosie Perez, who lost her baby in the disaster. As Bridges helps Rosie to adjust to her tragedy, she helps pull him out of his self-imposed shell.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In Fearless, fear-not just overcoming it, but experiencing it-connects us to our deepest selves, and to each other."
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
"The best film of its time"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"One of Bridges' greatest performances. WHEN will this man win an Oscar?"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Bridges is terrific in this gripping look at surviving disasters."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lawrence Journal-World
"Jeff Bridges. Wow. The man's a genius! (Movie's pretty darn good, too.)"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"...it's the sense of sadness that gives the movie its backbone."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Not only is it a gripping, beautifully acted drama, but the action scenes are jaw-dropping."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A puzzling, overrated plunge into Inner Mysteries that are never truly compelling."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A great and shattering film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"A sublime meditation on physicality following a traumatic plane crash."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Especially as acted by Jeff Bridges, in one of the best performances of a career laden with outstanding work, Fearless is a bottomless character study."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Weir and Yglesias, who adapted his novel, don't shy away from dealing with the kinds of issues seldom portrayed in mainstream movies: Fear of death and fear of life after a traumatic airplane crash."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"One of the overlooked gems of the 1990s"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Formidable and unforgettable film about mystery, near-death experiences and redemptive love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The film offers enough poignant moments, and a couple of very powerful ones, to successfully demonstrate the many faces of grief, and how important it is to get past the tragedies and get on with life."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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