• August Rush (2007)

August Rush

Release Date: November 21st, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 11th, 2008

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

A musically gifted orphan, Evan (Freddie Highmore), runs away from his orphanage and searches New York City for his birth parents. On his journey, he's taken under the wing of the Wizard (Robin Williams), a homeless man who lives in an abandoned theater. After discovering his talent, the Wizard gives Evan the name "August Rush" and devises a plan to profit from his talent. Little does Evan know that his parents, Lyla (Keri Russell) and Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), are searching for him too.

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, William Sadler, Leon Thomas III, Jamia Nash

Director: Kirsten Sheridan

Genres: Drama , Musical , Children , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Southpaw Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Emotional, Growing up, Pursuit, Love, 1990s, Mother, Touching, New York City, Father, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

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