• Yichen Li

    ★★½ Watched by Yichen Li 26 May, 2014

    The themes of "dream/ideal" and "art" has been overly abstract, the messages corresponds with background of that time(in America), but is it really fun to watch all those cliches?

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  • Joeri Boodt

    ★★★★ Watched by Joeri Boodt 21 Jul, 2014

    Not very subtle, which makes it very effective.

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★½ Watched by feedingbrett 21 Jul, 2014

    Review In A Nutshell:

    Dead Poets Society is the story of young men who were impacted by the unorthodox methods of a new teacher.

    This is one of those films where it isn't about the plot but instead about the ideas and the messages it is trying to convey. This was an approach that was also found on another film by Peter Weir entitled "Witness" which so happens to be a personal favourite of mine. The film's themes of expressing…

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  • shu hui

    ★★★★ Watched by shu hui 18 Jul, 2014

    After having heard about it for many years, two friends of mine finally convinced me to watch this classic. Although I do concede that the film was truly inspiring in its most emotional moments and able to shed light on the beauty of literature, there was something about it that I disliked. Perhaps it was the slightly contrived plot, the tragedy's lack of build-up, superfluous romantic subplot and heavy-handed direction that annoyed me. Nevertheless, its final moments and fine performances from its cast managed to melt my cold, dead heart.

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  • Dan Schindel

    Added by Dan Schindel

    Teachers should have students, not disciples.

    Teachers should have students. Not disciples.

    Teachers. Should have. Students. Not. Disciples.

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  • Daryl

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Daryl 14 Jul, 2014

    Robin Williams. Now there's a quandary.

    Is he the most underrated actor in Hollywood? Nay, the world?

    Is he anyone's favourite actor? And if he was, who would admit it?

    In Dead Poets Society, he comes to act. Not to cut some comic riffs. He. Gives a premium performance. In fact the whole film is hampered by the fact that he is just not given enough screen time. But it is testament to the Oscar winning story, and beautiful direction…

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  • Albert Reis

    Rewatched by Albert Reis 05 Jul, 2014

    Eu imagino que haja um concenso quanto a qualidade do filme em si. A diferença é que, para mim, não se trata simplesmente de um filme agradável, antes de tudo, trata-se de uma fonte de inspiração. Qualquer pessoa que sonhe em ser professor pelo ideal de transformação assistirá a este filme com um olhar especial, como se estivesse sentindo a materialização do próprio sonho.
    Sociedade Dos Poetas Mortos nos instiga a reflexões importantes. A enfemeridade da vida é um dos…

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  • Éloïse Thompson

    ★★★★ Watched by Éloïse Thompson 05 Jul, 2014

    That's the perfect kind of just-a-little-bit-cheesy.

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  • Robert Sandorelli

    ★★★★ Watched by Robert Sandorelli 04 Jul, 2014

    Dead Poets Society is an underrated film that never really gets the recognition it deserves. This movie touched my heart and nearly brought me to tears with its powerful storytelling. Robin Williams deserved an Oscar for his performance in my opinion. He's so captivating here and plays his character so well. The writing definitely deserved the Oscar, because the dialogue here is phenomenal and helps you get a better sense of what these characters are going through in their lives.…

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  • Henrik Schunk

    ★★★★★ Added by Henrik Schunk

    My favourite film of all time, so inspiring and life-assuring despite going 12 rounds with such grim topics as suicide, love, search for meaning, the struggle of youth and friendship. The performances are mesmerizing and the final scene may very well be the best I ever had the pleasure to enjoy.

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  • Joe Werner

    ★★★ Watched by Joe Werner 01 Jul, 2014

    This was a five star film for me... when I was 12. Seriously, I ate this shit up. The poetry and the rebellion and the melodrama and, of course, the quirky-and-risqué-but-still-lovable-and-harmless Robin Williams (who, from here on, pretty much cornered the market for the quirky-and-risqué-but-still-lovable-and-harmless roles.)

    Today, however, it loses three stars due to some pretty hairy performances (looking at you, Ethan Hawke) and the unforgivable third act, complete with a manipulating and hardly believable plot turn that is basically…

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  • Stephen Carty

    ★★★½ Added by Stephen Carty

    The first hour or so is a touch stuffy in places, and certain aspects of the story aren’t entirely convincing. But Weir draws a handful of sensitive performances from his young ensemble — which includes Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, and Josh Charles — while Robin Williams delivers a memorable turn as the kind of teacher we all wish we had.

    Continued at: www.flixcapacitor.co.uk/film-review/dead-poets-society-1989

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