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Good "Like the persona of Washington himself, ''Antwone Fisher'' is
intense but dignified. In fact, the movie is beyond reproach, in all the best --
and also emotionally claustrophobic -- senses of the word. It's hard for me to
love. Yet it feels hard-hearted not to try.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Good "There are a few occasions when Antwone Fisher crosses
the line to become too syrupy. For the most part, however, the production
radiates emotional honesty. Some of the events of Fisher's real-life story may
have been fictionalized in the name of producing a better narrative, but there's
little doubt that this tale of genuine human courage will find favor with nearly
everyone who sees it.''
Roger Ebert Full
Very Good "do not cry easily at the movies; years can go past
without tears. I have noticed that when I am deeply affected emotionally, it is
not by sadness so much as by goodness. Antwone Fisher has a confrontation with
his past, and a speech to the mother who abandoned him, and a reunion with his
family, that create great, heartbreaking, joyous moments.''
TV Guide Online Full
Average "On a purely technical level, the film is unimpeachable.
The performances are uniformly excellent, first-time director Washington keeps
things moving with admirable efficiency, and if even half the abuse Fisher
suffers in the film actually happened, it's a miracle he grew up to be a
successful navigator of Hollywood's treacherous shoals rather than, say, an
axe-murderer. But there's a vaguely self-congratulatory tone to the screenplay
that's a bit off-putting.''
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