All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Love. Expulsion. Revolution.
Max Fischer, a precocious and eccentric 15 year-old, who is both Rushmore's most extracurricular and least scholarly student; Herman Blume, a disillusioned industrialist who comes to admire Max; and Rosemary Cross, a widowed first grade teacher who becomes the object of both Max's and Herman's affection.
Dirk Calloway is really the only one here with a decent head on his shoulders.
Probably the movie I've seen more than any other, and it still reduces me to a soggy lump by the ending every single time. Wes Anderson's funniest, sharpest, most deeply-felt film, this indelible portrait of a true American dreamer resonates across all boundaries and transcends, even now, its retrospectively-familiar exquisitely composed visuals and snappy soundtrack. Whatever your opinion of later Anderson stuff (I'm wishy-washy on some of it myself), Rushmore's unique magic is irresistible.
I find that the older the Wes Anderson film, the easier it is to review...
This was a time where Anderson's warm and vibrant art style that almost made his film look like plays had yet to develop itself. The Royal Tenenbaums was the best mix of style and substance where Moonrise Kingdom was a little too much quirk and colors for its own good. I had an awful time trying to review both of those because it was hard to pinpoint exactly what I loved with Tenenbaums and what I hated with Moonrise without sounding too generalized or short. I just simply liked one and disliked the other. It was very hard to express why, but I still felt…
"The secret, I don't know... I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore."
The Royal Tenenbaums has always been my favorite Wes Anderson movie and I always thought it was because it was the first one of his that I had seen, but it can officially move over now because I have a new favorite: Rushmore. This film was so charming, the soundtrack so cool, and the characters so well developed that I was completely in love with it once the credits started rolling. Not only is it my favorite Wes Anderson film, but it also belongs on my all time…
This is probably one of the few films I enjoy that I have a strong personal history with. A complicated history that makes me feel unreasonably attached to the film. Most movies I liked when I was younger I rewatch and don't like. I don't have a lot of respect for my taste as a youth, especially as a teenager. This is a film that I have liked, more or less, ever since I saw it. I loved it as a teenager when I first saw it (I think it was the first Criterion DVD I ever purchased), I liked it just fine in my early-to-mid twenties (even as my viewing of The Life Aquatic caused me to question Anderson…
Max Fischer is a nasty little shit. Good thing he's a funny little shit, too.
A few thoughts: For some reason I didn't have this marked as watched - maybe because I was actually smart enough to realize I hadn't offered it my full attention the first time around. Huge mistake (the not-paying-attention part). Murray, as funny as he and his character are, feels a bit wobbly here, as if he's still attuning himself with Anderson's sense of humor (or the other way around). Though leaps and bounds more 'Andersonian' than Bottle Rocket in terms of aesthetic, it feels like the filming schedule for outdoor shoots was determined only to occur on the most overcast, dreary days possible. Very grey.…
Magnus: Why dincha just piss off, Fischer? Ya dotty wee skid mark!
Max: ... Is that Latin?
Why is this movie so damn quotable.
These are OR scrubs
Nog steeds geweldig, de invloeden van zowel the Graduate als J.D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye zijn ongelofelijk hard te voelen. Maar Wes Anderson's twist is ook hard te voelen.
Bill Murray's karakter is voor mij het meest interessante en emotionele karakter.
Ik verkies Darjeeling Limted boven Rushmore omdat het thema van broederschap en verbroedering in het algemeen daar heel goed zijn uitgewerkt. Hier zijn vooral de thema's van bovengenoemde film en boek gewoon praktisch overgenomen en een beetje geïnterpreteerd door Wes.
Ik zeg het, geweldig leuk en fantastische film, echt plezier all the way through.
I've never really connected with a Wes Anderson film before aside from Fantastic Mr. Fox. His more recent works are enjoyable, but I just didn't understand what people saw in him aside from some nice camera tricks and some quirky dialogue. Having recently read a few things about Anderson himself, I decided that I needed to check out his earlier works, specifically Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. Now having seen Rushmore, along with a lot of French New Wave films in the past few months, I get it.
For some reason the influences or director's like Bresson, Truffaut and Welles had never really caught me until now. It's almost like a game while watching his films, though it's not nearly…
Not as great as Royal Tenenbaums or Grand Budapest hotel but still really good early Wes Anderson film. You can already see Anderson devoloping his distinct visual style here that would be amplified in his later works and it looked really great visually. I have an issue with some of it's themes at time but still functions very well as an early critiqe of the modern "Fedora wearing nice guy". Pretty damn good but i feel like i'll appreciate it more on a rewatch some day.
My favourite Wes Anderson Film.
I have no technical complaints with Rushmore, just one minor issue that stops it from being a 5 star film. There are a lot of very good moments; the script is excellent, the casting was perfect, it has great characters and I was never bored. But, there was never an amazing or definitive moment.
I have mixed feelings with Wes Anderson movies. His recent stuff, I've liked and respected for the clear attention to detail to get his vision, but they're a bit too robotic for me. I will never argue with someone for giving them a 10/10 as I can see where they're coming from, but Rushmore and Royal Tenenbaums, in my opinion, are…
I wish I could make film like Rushmore. Well, I am planning to write a story of friendship and growing pain. Like Truffaut, Wes has his own way to make a film convincing,tasteful and heartwarming.
I recall Scorsese predicted Wes is a genius after watching Bottle Rocket, and yes he wasn't wrong. Perhaps, its being kinda childish to brag about my overwhelming relationship with Wes and his film but who cares? After all, film is my Rushmore and remember the piece of wisdom-
Herman Blume: What's the secret, Max?
Max Fischer: The secret?
Herman Blume: Yeah, you seem to have it pretty figured out.
Max Fischer: The secret, I don't know... I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore.
5 stars, fuck wit me. Loved this movie, I found every second of it fun to watch. Still haven't gone through Anderson's whole filmography, but Rushmore is probably my favorite of his so far, tied with Grand Budapest at least. Loved the acting, loved the writing, and the dinner scene was so stupid and so tense, it was a thing of beauty.
Life long Bill Murray fan, I randomly decided on this film and fell in love with Wes from that point forward. Wes seems to celebrate characters very much like me, having put up with a life of name calling for being a bit less than mainstream, Wes provides a humor filled voice to another view of the world. One similar to my own. Even as a adult by the time I'd see this film, friendship, romance, relationships in general...were/are a bit of a mystery to me and so it was with these characters. I'd not related to a film like this in such a long time, I felt less alone having experienced this story. Thanks Wes.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…