Fearless (1993)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
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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

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

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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Both [Jeff] Bridges and [Rosie] Perez are exceptional in this movie that explores the stages of fear and what two people did to overcome them.

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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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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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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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Josh Larsen

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

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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