Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams leads this 1989 Oscar-winning classroom drama as an English teacher of a preppy, stiff-upper-lip school who educates his students on the value of going against the social grain and to “seize the day”. Co-stars Ethan Hawke.

Best Screenplay winner at the 1990 Academy Awards
1989Rating: PG, Violence128 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Peter Weir ('Master and Commander', 'The Truman Show', 'The Way Back')
Writer:
Tom Schulman
Cast:
Robin WilliamsRobert Sean LeonardEthan HawkeJosh CharlesNorman LloydKurtwood Smith

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Dead Poets Society / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Weir infuses the film with his customary mysticism, but more importantly, draws sensitive performances from his largely inexperienced cast.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie undercuts Mr. Williams's exceptionally fine performance, making the character seem more of a dubious fool than is probably intended.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Not the worst of the countless recent movies about good kids and hidebound, authoritatian older people. It may, however, be the most shameless in its attempt to pander to an adolescent audience.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An often overlooked screen gem. It's notable also for a baby-faced Ethan Hawke and a premium performance from Robin Williams.

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