ANTWONE FISHER (2002) 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… 2003-01-01 2002-12-20 PG-13 PT120M Drama Joy Bryant Derek Luke Denzel Washington Salli Richardson De'Angelo Wilson 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

ANTWONE FISHER (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 01, 2003; Limited Release: Dec 20, 2002; Rated: PG-13; Length: 120 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Joy Bryant, Derek Luke and Denzel Washington; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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.

Originally posted Jan 10, 2003 Published in issue #690 Jan 10, 2003 Order article reprints