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      Dead Poets Society

      PG Now Playing 2 hr. 8 min. Drama TRAILER for Dead Poets Society: Trailer 1 List
      84% 63 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating's help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Affecting performances from the young cast and a genuinely inspirational turn from Robin Williams grant Peter Weir's prep school drama top honors.

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      Adrian T Oh Captain, My captain. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/19/24 Full Review Mich S Went in for a good time, came out crying Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review Dylan N Robin Williams is a good actor. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review shepard r if you hate this movie then you might be insane go see a therapist Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/02/24 Full Review Mxsrhoom they should have kissed Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Lydia K I have quotes from this film pinned above my desk. I adored the characters with their varied personalities and journeys. And I was left truly shocked by where the story went. It's become a favourite of mine. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kurt Jacobsen Chicago Reader We never are privy to Keatings’s personal life, nor do we quite grasp why such a talented individual is devoted to pedagogy. Rated: 1/4 May 11, 2022 Full Review Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune A refreshing if obvious drama. Rated: 3/4 Aug 23, 2017 Full Review Hank Gallo New York Daily News On the surface Robin Williams appears to be giving his standard performance as Prof. Keating - witty, sincere and lovable. But there's much more here. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 1, 2016 Full Review Lyric Waiwiri-Smith Stuff.co.nz An achingly beautiful story of high school boys who give up the guards of their masculinity and family expectations to believe in something beautiful and real. Oct 28, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies An Oscar-winning drama about self-discovery, free-thinking, and the unfortunate costs that sometimes comes with them. Rated: 4/5 Aug 20, 2022 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) This excellent film turns a refrain into an axiom. [Full review in Spanish} Jul 1, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating's help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.
      Director
      Peter Weir
      Screenwriter
      Tom Schulman
      Distributor
      Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Home Video
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 2, 1989, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 9, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $94.5M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Magnetic Stereo 6 Track, Dolby
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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