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  • The plot is preposterous. Particularly the part about a kid who has never before played an instrument, but can pick up a guitar and play like Eric Clapton and belly up to a church organ and perform like Mozart. show more

  • The story is about musicians and how music connects people, so the movie's score and songs, created by composers Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer, give poetic whimsy to an implausible tale. show more

  • I'd rather August Rush went the whole way than just be lukewarm about it. Yes, some older viewers will groan, but I think up to a certain age, kids will buy it, and in imagining their response, I enjoyed my own. show more

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  • January 08, 2012 ozariggy
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    Brilliant. One of the finest films I have ever seen. Should be on everyone\'s best list.

  • May 16, 2011 aredswan
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    I love watching this movie over and over again. I love romantic movies. The story line is simple enough. But, it was the music that really made this movie! The scoring of a movie can make or break it. Will they have an August Rush II???? If they do, they better have a great story line and wonderful music.

  • February 22, 2011 Milehi1234
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    Thinly disguised remake of Oliver Twist. HOW WONDERFUL. Robin Williams is threatening in the 'Fagin' role, Jonathan Ryhs Meyers is ************************** a fairy tale. I loved how it 'tool me away'.