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Movie Review: 'Finding Forrester' (2014) On the one hand, this story about the relationship between a famous, reclusive writer in need of humanizing and a young genius in need of… PG-13 PT136M Drama Robert Brown Sean Connery F. Murray Abraham Anna Paquin Columbia Pictures Laurence Mark Productions Columbia Pictures
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Movie Review: 'Finding Forrester' (2014)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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EW's GRADE
B-

Details Rated: PG-13; Length: 136 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Robert Brown and Sean Connery; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

On the one hand, this story about the relationship between a famous, reclusive writer in need of humanizing and a young genius in need of direction is highly unoriginal, especially coming from Gus Van Sant after Good Will Hunting. On the other hand, there are stirring moments of student-teacher chemistry between Sean Connery, acting like he's laird of the Bronx, and Rob Brown, whose natural, poised performance offsets Connery's moments of HOO-ahhh. B-

Originally posted Jan 19, 2001 Published in issue #578 Jan 19, 2001 Order article reprints