Fearless
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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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
86%
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User Score
79%



Critic Score: 86% 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.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

Bridges is fine, especially in the ethereal early moments, and manages throughout to convey an altered state of mind that rivets the viewer.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Bridges turns in another in what has become an astoundingly long list of brilliant performances. Using the simplest means imaginable, he steps into a role as nonchalantly as he might slip into his trousers.

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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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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

As often with Weir, there's considerably less here than meets the eye.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There are times when "Fearless" really soars, thanks to bouts of good writing by Rafael Yglesias and direction by Peter Weir and a stellar performance by Bridges.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

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

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Bridges does well with a difficult role.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Fearless" is like a short story that shines a bright light, briefly, into a corner where you usually do not look.

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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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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