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Adapted by screenwriter Rafael Yglesias from his own novel, Fearless explores the complex struggle back to mental health of post-traumatic stress disorder victim Max Klein (Jeff Bridges). One of few survivors of a fatal plane crash, Klein remains calm and assists other survivors out of the burning debris, earning praise as a hero by the media. After stoically departing the tragedy without a word to emergency officials, Max returns home with detached feelings towards his wife (Isabella Rossellini) and son, along with a bizarre, seemingly authentic belief that he is now impervious to harm. Bill… More

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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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