• Malick Kaufman

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Malick Kaufman 18 Dec, 2014

    Film #48 of The December Challenge 2014...and it didn't get me this time.

    The first three times I watched this, the end almost...ALMOST made me cry. But as a good, manly man, I decided to divert my vision and laugh it off. This time, though, I was prepared. I'm past my phase of not crying at movies I should be crying at. So I was ready to give in. I thought it would be like Psycho, where the anticipation and…

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  • JacquesLEB

    ★★★½ Watched by JacquesLEB 13 Dec, 2014

    Peter Weir is certainly becoming a favorite, his films don't come across as showey at all, but merely portrays of interesting stories. Really sad ending and great performance from the late great Mr Williams.

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  • corey newcombe

    ★★★★½ Added by corey newcombe

    Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was a student.

    His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his father.

    The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the titular group, and encourages them to go against the status quo.

    Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life....

    This is another one of…

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  • ShaunD

    ★★★½ Watched by ShaunD 13 Dec, 2014

    Can't believe it took me this long to watch this. Got some major Catcher in the Rye vibes from it, every member of the DPS seemed to have something in common with Holden. There's something there. I don't know. Good film anyway.

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  • Paul Kapsalis

    ★★★★★ Watched by Paul Kapsalis 14 Dec, 2014

    "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

    Ο Peter Weir,ένας από τους πιο υποτιμημένους σκηνοθέτες του Hollywood,φτιάχνει μια από τις πιο αισιόδοξες φιλοσοφικές ταινίες στην ιστορία του κινηματογράφου.Σε ένα συντηρητικό σχολείο κάπου στα μέσα των 50s,ένας πρωτοπόρος καθηγητής,έρχεται να εμπνεύσει τα παιδιά και να τους κάνει να "Αδράξουν την Μέρα".Ο Weir επιλέγει τον καλύτερο που θα μπορούσε να επιλέξει για αυτόν τον ρόλο,τον Robin Williams.Η πιο ανθρώπινη ερμηνεία της καριέρας του,κάθε φορά που μιλάει,θες…

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  • annabananna

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by annabananna 14 Dec, 2014

    Aged really well. I understood better the poems. Robin Williams was great! Great topics.
    I was bothered a little bit by the fact that they were all white and rich and the poor kid dies...

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  • MabeA

    ★★★★★ Added by MabeA

    One of my favorites

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  • Kgilmore

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Kgilmore 08 Dec, 2014

    Though, I had seen this movie a number of years ago. I thought it would be good to see this movie again. Since I have always been attracted to poetry and literature and philosophical ideas, I thought would watch it again. What I like even more about this movie is the ability of a great teacher to communicate great ideas and inspire students to discover their own true selves. The power of a good teacher is so devalued in our…

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  • Milan

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Milan 06 Dec, 2014

    Gets better every time I watch it.

    And it hurts now to watch it and know that Robin Williams is gone. That role he played, that character motivated me to write. RIP

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  • Matt Bedford

    ★★★½ Watched by Matt Bedford 15 Jun, 2000

    Half my life ago, I saw this film for the first time. I was probably a little immature to see its charm at 14, but with a re-watch recently, it was amazing to see the themes presented and trying to make young people aware of freedom of thought. Robin Williams gives a charming performance.

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  • Robert Dixon

    ★★★★ Watched by Robert Dixon 28 Oct, 2014

    A deeply serious film, and an uncautious one that demands to be taken on its own terms. There aren't enough of those.

    I was a little disappointed in the ending, as good as it was - I was hoping the boys would recite the poem whose first line they've been quoting for the whole movie.

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  • Gvas

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Gvas 02 Dec, 2014

    Man against nature is a recurring theme in mr. Weir’s filmography. In “Dead Poets Society” it’s man against his own nature, building a system to suppress creativity and spontaneity.

    Robin Williams creates one of the most memorable inspirational figures in cinematic history. His recent loss makes Dead Poets' “carpe diem” mentality seem more urgent than ever.

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