August Rush

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: November 21, 2007
DVD: March 11, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 3.53
based on 955 votes and 81 reviews
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Cast: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, William Sadler, Robin Williams


A charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, orphaned by circumstance.

Years later, performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams) who gives him the name August Rush, the child (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Richard Barton Lewis
Screenplay: Nick Castle, James V. Hart
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  • 5 stars "Just relax and enjoy the movie. Don't read the professional reviews first. Yes- it is a feel good movie and Freddie Highmore is spellbinding! His smile is contagious. Anyone who has ever worked with gifted children will relate."
  • 4 stars "Music is spectacular....acting and story just wonderful....a "feel-good" movie with a message of hope and faith.....why not believe in love?"
  • 5 stars "I absolutely LOVE this movie. An endearing story line. Stunning music and definitely a pick you up."