August Rush
August Rush (2007)

An infant secretly given away by Lyla's father has grown into an unusually gifted child who hears music all around him and can turn the rustling of wind through a wheat field into a beautiful symphony with himself at its center, the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2008
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though featuring a talented cast, August Rush cannot overcome the flimsy direction and schmaltzy plot.

Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

A music box trying to pass itself off as an orchestra.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

This inspirational drama gets three stars for oddity value alone.

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Joshua Starnes

Essentially an extended music video, and with about as much narrative weight, August Rush is empty, flat, and pointless.

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Jennifer Preyss
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

However predictable, a good ol' fashioned happy ending is always welcome. But bring a box of tissues: A good cry is to be expected as well.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

August Rush will not be for everyone, but it works if you surrender to its lilting and unabashedly sentimental tale of evocative music and visual poetry.

Mike Scott

A heartwarming fairy-tale that is undeniably sweet, even if it occasionally crosses over into sappiness.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Even the final few moments, which should have us choking up, seemed hurried and shot from the wrong angles.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Exuberantly bad and strenuously preposterous.

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Heather Huntington

"The only thing astounding about this movie is how bad it is."

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Jameson Worley
Touching. Great music.
♥Robyn M♥
August Rush is the story of a musically-talented boy who was abandoned at birth by his mother. The film follows his search to find his birth parents.oh i… More
Jim Careter
A good hearted film with some great music, great performances, but a very terrible ending that almost ruined it for me.
Spencer S.
Touching, musically full of zest, imaginative, and family friendly, August Rush has stellar acting, a great soundtrack, and the love of all out there crafting… More
Zach Brehany
Now, okay. I understand that this is a film that loves music (and I can see that), but, one problem I have with some films is the crime they commit of taking a… More
Richard C