”I believe in music the way some people believe in fairy tales,” says 11-year-old August (Freddie Highmore), a multi-instrumental prodigy searching New York City for his star-crossed parents (Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers) while dodging an unhinged busker (Robin Williams). Actually, August Rush isn’t enough of a fairy tale. Vague realism (bleak orphanage scenes) plus fantastical plot twists (our hero goes to Juilliard and conducts a Central Park concert) produce a muddled series of off-key notes. And the EXTRAS — a cacophony of deleted scenes — aren’t any more melodic. C-
Genre: Drama; Starring: Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Robin Williams; Director: Kirsten Sheridan; Author: Nick Castle, James V. Hart; Release Date Wide: 11/21/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 112; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Warner Bros.
Posted March 7 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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