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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 148268


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Alexis Bledel as Student
Bill Murray as Herman Blume
Connie Nielsen as Mrs. Calloway
Olivia Williams as Rosemary Cross
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Reviewed by Gabrielius Eidintas 7 / 10

pleasant yet flawed work

one of Wes Anderson's earlier films named Rushmore presents the life and struggles of a 15 year old prodigy Max. This is where I found the first downside of the film - Jason Schwarzman's Max disappointed me. I did not feel any empathy towards this character. Thus I found no connection with him. In my opinion he was too unpredictable and at times even irritating. Bill Murray was great in this movie. Loved every second of his screen time. He pulled of a fine performance and impersonated a hilarious and complicated character. A had an issue with the visuals. I am a huge admirer of W. Anderson work and style I can assume that back in 1998 this style was not fully developed yet contains similarity to his other films. The range of colors used in Rushmore is wider compared to Moonrise Kingdom or even The Royal Tenenbaums and that I did not enjoy. I watch this director's films without searching for realism but at times this film seems to be too serious and at times so childish and audience members get confused. In conclusion Rushmore is a enjoyable and fun film to watch yet it did not affect me emotionally like other Anderson's films do so greatly.

Reviewed by potatonicole 9 / 10

So good!

Such a heartwarming little show. It had just the right amount of comedy, absurdity, romance and friendship. Some moments really touched me too :') I think this would be great to watch during the holidays, it just has that kind of vibe. Plus the aesthetics were on point, as usual, and the soundtrack was lovely. I loved it - Wes Anderson does it again!

Reviewed by Movie_Muse_Reviews 9 / 10

The comfort food of Wes Anderson movies

No coming-of-age film, before or since "Rushmore," has been so intellectual and yet so gleefully immature. Wes Anderson's sophomore effort remains one of his best for its unorthodox depiction of teen angst, which sees 15-year-old private prodigy Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) deal with academic probation, fall for an older woman and form an unlikely friendship with a school parent.

Anderson brings a certain indelible spirit to his work that frankly has no equal, and "Rushmore" stands among the finest examples of his playful attitude and wealth of artistic knowledge, if for no other reason than the familiarity of the film's school setting. Max is a rogue and a brat, but a genius in his own right; he simply puts his skills to use in all the wrong applications. He represents all of us who were misunderstood high school students, yet also the smart ass that everyone despises — at the same time.

It takes a certain young man to epitomize both the height of teenage pretension and the baseness of teenage mischief – not to mention match wits with Bill Murray. A sure sign of what would be a long Hollywood career, Schwartzman goes toe to toe with Murray, who plays Herman Blume, a local industrialist who takes a liking to Max, a mentorship that soon turns to rivalry.

Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson craft a familiar but exaggerated world in "Rushmore." Max cannot be president of two dozen clubs, or stage elaborate plays with explosions in no time at all, but the mere suggestions provide a comedic underpinning for a story of a student so extra-curricularly driven that he's failing school, and how his middle class background (unlike his wealthy classmates) factors in. And there's his blind love of Ms. Cross (Olivia Williams) juxtaposed with the fact that he lost his mother when he was young.

So for as silly as "Rushmore" gets, at its core is about people, young and old, who have experienced loss and are trying to grapple with "sic transit gloria mundi," how quickly the world changes around them. Anderson and Wilson bury this in a lot of fluff, but the fluff isn't frivolous – it contributes to Anderson's unusual (though now familiar and much acclaimed) tone.

Like any teen movie worth its salt, "Rushmore" makes great use of its soundtrack, creating a renegade, anti-authority vibe that fittingly misrepresents what the film is all about, adding another layer of comedic value. The entire film is littered with cultural references both familiar and obscure – it's what makes Anderson esoteric but also so appealing to certain film fans.

It can be easy to lose "Rushmore" in this thicket of style and references at times, but many more features into Anderson's filmography, it still feels among his most accessible. This is a familiar story populated with familiar people, as larger than life as it all gets, and Anderson often likes to venture out there. "Rushmore" is a nice home base to return to for devoted fans and casual admirers both.

~Steven C

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