• Antwone Fisher (2003)

Antwone Fisher

Release Date: January 1st, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

The touching story of a sailor (Derek Luke) who, prone to violent outbursts, is sent to a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his new doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

Cast: Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Denzel Washington, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Earl Billings, Kevin Connolly, Viola Davis, Rainoldo Gooding

Director: Denzel Washington

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Antwone Fisher Productions [us], MDP Worldwide, Mundy Lane Entertainment, Hofflund/Polone

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Inspiring, Rescue, 2000s, Murder, Dark, Transformation, Hotel, Family, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Antwone Fisher has a confrontation with his past, and a speech to the mother who abandoned him, and a reunion with his family, that create great, heartbreaking, joyous moments. show more

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Emotionally honest, feel-good saga with a universality that stands out in a season of singularly depressing and cynical Hollywood product. show more

  • 88
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Washington, typically, is rock-solid in front of the camera, conveying ample warmth and sympathy. Behind the camera, he's a relatively straightforward storyteller, strategic in his use of lyrical touches. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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