Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
out of 100
Metascore®Universal acclaimbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
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.
Read Full Review
You can't have Rushmore without Max, and though Anderson obviously planned it this way, the kid is finally too off-putting to tolerate.
Seems torn between conflicting possibilities: It's structured like a comedy, but there are undertones of darker themes, and I almost wish they'd allowed the plot to lead them into those shadows.
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]
A true original: a film that stands apart from the crowd, goes its own way and all but dares you not to like it.
It's too smart to be maudlin.
See all Rushmore reviews at Metacritic.com
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.
Messages: Not an issue
Sex: References to sex, brief nudity.
Language: Strong language including "f--k."
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some drug references and alcohol use.
An independent nonprofit dedicated to providing families the information they need to help kids thrive in a world of media and technology.
© Common Sense Media Inc. 2010. All rights reserved.
Review title (optional) by JMcGrew22
Review body (optional)
Yes! by geoelevation25
Movies.com, the ultimate source for everything movies, is your destination for new movie trailers, reviews, photos, times, tickets + more! Stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at Movies.com.