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Rushmore Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0

    out of 100

    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Murray, meanwhile, turns in a thrillingly knowing, unforced performance--an award-worthy high point in a career that continues, Max Fischer style, to defy the obvious at every turn.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    With the astonishingly assured newcomer Jason Schwartzman to bounce off of, Murray has his best comic foil since those feisty rodents in Groundhog Day and Caddyshack. [5 February 1999, Life, p.11E]

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A true original: a film that stands apart from the crowd, goes its own way and all but dares you not to like it.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Probably of more interest to adults than to teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie contains very strong language and sexual references as well as extremely reckless and destructive behavior.

  • Families can talk about Max and Herman's rivalry. Who do you want to win? Why?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Mild.

  • sex false3

    Sex: References to sex, brief nudity.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language including "f--k."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some drug references and alcohol use.