Fearless (1993)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This underrated gem from director Peter Weir features an outstanding performance from Jeff Bridges as a man dealing with profound grief.

Sam Adams
The Dissolve

In Fearless, fear-not just overcoming it, but experiencing it-connects us to our deepest selves, and to each other.

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Clint Morris

The best film of its time

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

One of Bridges' greatest performances. WHEN will this man win an Oscar?

Josh Larsen

...it's the sense of sadness that gives the movie its backbone.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Not only is it a gripping, beautifully acted drama, but the action scenes are jaw-dropping.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A puzzling, overrated plunge into Inner Mysteries that are never truly compelling.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

One of the overlooked gems of the 1990s

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Jeff Bridges shines in this layered and intense character study.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Some people are afraid of nothing."</i> A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.… More
Ken Stachnik
Great central performance by Bridges. It's a shame this hasn't gotten a proper DVD release. It's a TRAVESTY that's it's only available… More
Curtis Lilly
Didn't hold my attention too well, but good enough. Rosie Perez has got to be the absolute most annoying person in the world, so that counts against the… More
Japes .
Really this movie is at 86%? I had to watch it in psych class the other day, and I thought it was prettyyy boring. I also wasn't really paying attention… More
Jens S.
A man survives a plane crash and has problems coping with every day life and his family afterwards, thinking he is indestructible. Outstanding acting… More