Overall Rank: 220
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 487
Theatrical Release Date: 06/02/1989
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Weir
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles, Dylan Kussman, Gale Hansen
Plot: A English Teacher convinces his students to love poetry and invites them into a secret club where they can read poetry and express themselves in a manly way.
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Ivana - wrote on 04/13/2014
Carpe Diem: seize the moment. This interesting film is an exciting mirror in search of deeper unser inviting experience, watch, find peace within ourselves and not in external things and be free. A markable reflection on the influence of the educational system on potential repressed, using poetry and outstanding dialogues. One of my favorite quotes: "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." A highly recommended film.
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/26/2012
Feelgood melodrama starring a thankfully more restrained Robin Williams. Rather over-rated because of it's reliance on cliches and a liberal dose of schmaltz; the whole "Aye my captain" nonsense just looks ridiculous.
Snoogans - wrote on 04/15/2012
Good story, good cast. An affectionate drama for teens and young adults. I have to give it extra points for it's more meaningful portrayal of college age adolescents. Thoughtful and inspirational.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/20/2011
Viewing this film the second time around have changed my views about my rating. A group of friends who were influenced by the methods of John Keating (Robin Williams) form the Dead Poets Society: Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke), Knox Overstreet (Josh Charles), Charlie Dalton (Gale Hansen), Richard Cameron (Dylan Kussman), Steven Meeks (Allelon Ruggiero), and Gerard Pitts (James Waterston). Good cast with an impressive performance from Robin Williams. The movie has elegant cinematography and an intellectual screenplay. One of the inspiring films that makes sense that deals with peer pressure, friendship, free thinking and morality (the school system being its biggest antagonist). Some memorable quotes: John Keating - "There's a time for daring and …
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