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dead poets society
- kevin sellers
Ok inspirational teacher movie. The early scenes with Robin Williams trying to break through the east coast private school mindset with his kids are pretty good. And most of the kid actors are decent. The film stumbles badly, though, when we're asked to believe that a heretofore stable Robert Sean Leonard would bump himself off just 'cause his overbearing dad won't let him act in a local play. Definitely one of your more gratuitous movie suicides. And the film goes completely off the rails with that dumb ass, "triumph Of The Human Spirit" ending. It woulda been nice if just one kid had told Williams to screw off and refused to stand up on his goddamn desk. Give it a C plus. P.S. Have you ever noticed that there's no middle ground with Norman Lloyd? He's either playing a kindly paterfamilias or a complete dickwad, as in this film.
- Nicole Green
Wow I didn't see this coming. I cannot believe how bad this movie was. The story, characters and dialogue were total crap. The writing was so bad that the best acting, cinematography and music score in the world could not have saved this turkey. I don't know what alternative universe this was supposed to represent, but it sure isn't the one we live in.
Great, great movie!
This one is on my 10-Ten List of all time. Truly inspiring. At times, you just feel like standing on your couch and cheering.
O, Captain! My Captain!
There isn't a lot I can add to reviewer John Keating's comments; however, I will say everyone should read Walt Whitman's poem, as it is the crux of the film. The father/son dynamic between the great performance by Robert Sean Leonard and his father played by Kurtwood Smith will break your heart, particularly when Puck's headdress is shown on the windowsill of his room with the snow lightly falling on it after Neil commits suicide. Robin Williams' performance is simply one for the ages and the teaching methods his character uses have been in use in Ivy League universities (and others) for decades now. There is many a lesson here for today's "Tiger Moms" and "Helicopter" parents and they should take heed of the consequences of overbearing parents. A great film!
Still The Best
- John Keating
Even though this is my second comment on Dead Poets Society, I'm writing again because I forgot to mention a few things. One: When watching this film, examine your life, especially after you're done watching it. Two: The musical score by composer Maurice Jarre is oustanding and altogether incredibly inspiring. Three: DO NOT LISTEN TO KNOW-IT-ALL ROGER EBERT: THIS FILM IS MAGNIFICENT! Thank you.
The Most Inspiring Movie Ever Made
- John Keating
Dead Poets Society is the greatest film ever made. It inspires, captivates, compels, and fills ou with joy and makes you want to stand up and shout! Robin Williams is fantastic as are Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles, and more in this masterpiece. Peter Weir, the director, also did a marvelous job. Still, the best feature of this film is the brilliant screenplay, which features a great story with great characters. Definetly a 10 out of 10. Spectacular!
One of his best
Robin Williams returns to our life that one teacher that we all have had that made us want to learn. The climax of the film always brings a tear to my eyes as one by one the students acknowledgehow much he meant to their lives as theystand on their desks and change his disgrace to honor by repeating phrase,"O Captain, My Captain."