Denzel Washington makes his feature directorial debut, and costars, too, in this autobiographical drama about Fisher (promising newcomer Derek Luke), a young Navy seaman who blossoms from angry foster kid to impressive young man, helped by Washington as a naval psychiatrist. The production is intense but dignified – beyond reproach, really, in all the best as well as emotionally claustrophobic senses of the word. Many may weep as this earnest celebration of the human spirit reaches its inevitable climax. Others can at least salute the stirring true story.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Joy Bryant, Derek Luke, Denzel Washington, Salli Richardson, De'Angelo Wilson; Director: Denzel Washington; Author: Antwone Fisher; Release Date Wide: 01/01/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted January 10 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
- A$AP Rocky's 'At.Long.Last.A$AP' to drop at midnight
- Even Taylor Swift's mom thought it was 'Starbucks lovers'
- Two of B.B. King's daughters allege father was poisoned by employees
- Hear Icona Pop's new single 'Emergency'
- 'It' on hold; director Cary Fukunaga exits
- 'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow dishes on deadly new dino Indominus Rex
- Drake: 'Madonna' out, 'Rihanna' in?
- 15 scary movies we saw as kids... that still haunt our nightmares
- Summer Movie Preview: 10 must-see documentaries
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' First Look: 7 photos from the set
- Cannes 2015: What's buzzing in film and fashion
- 'Survivor': Meet 20 alums you picked for a 'Second Chance'
- Christina & Matt, Kendall Jenner, Jordin Sparks & More!