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August Rush Movie Review

Freddie Highmore stars in August Rush.
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August Rush Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 21, 2007
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

An abandoned musical genius uses his gift to find his birth parents in August Rush. We've got the review of this arty new film!

An orphaned musical prodigy can hear music all around him, but can this gift lead him to his birth parents? We've got the review of August Rush right here!

August Rush - Never Before Has a Boy Wanted More

Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore) is a modern Oliver Twist - stuck in an orphanage and longing for something more. In this case, the thing he wants more of isn't gruel, it's love. Specifically, the love of his parents. Evan hears music in everything - the wind, the grass, the play of his bullying fellow-orphans. Eventually he decides to use this gift to seek out his parents on his own.

August Rush - You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two

Evan runs away to New York with the hope of calling a social worker named Richard (Terrence Howard) who he once met at the orphanage. Unfortunately, he loses Richard's number and is forced to take refuge with a young street musician he meets. The musician introduces him to a world of young musical ragamuffins lead by a crazy old man called Wizard (Robin Williams).

August Rush - I Think I'd Better Think It Out Again

Although Wizard teaches him to play guitar (and gives him the cool performing name of August Rush), Evan soon realizes that he's trapped. Through a few run-ins with the law, and miraculous church visit, "August" is offered a scholarship at the Julliard music school, composes his own symphony, and conducts its performance by the New York Philharmonic. Phew. But will any of those things get him closer to finding his missing parents?

August Rush - Bottom Line

August Rush is a seriously cheesy movie that feels much longer than its 100 minutes. You have to suspend every ounce of reason you have to go along with any of the cliché-ridden scenarios in this film. We love a nice arty film over here at Kidzworld, but we'd rather watch Die Hard 4 on an endless loop than be subjected to another viewing of this saccharine, schmaltzy, and pretentious film.

August Rush Rating: 1

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