Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: June 16, 1989 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
79
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 14 Critics
Positive:
11
Mixed:
3
Negative:
0
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100
Hurrah! Poetry and passion, comedy and tragedy are fused into one absolutely marvelous affirmation of independent spirit in Dead Poets Society. [2 June 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
100
One of Australian director Peter Weir's most sensitive films.
100
The picture draws out the obvious and turns itself into a classic. [26 June 1989]
90
Nothing about this film sounds, as described, novel. Yet it grips, because it has been made with plentiful feeling and vigor. [June 26, 1989]
80
Commands respect and affection. [2 June 1989, Calendar, p.6-1]
75
Williams is impressively restrained as well as funny, so fans need not fret. It only means that instead of Good Morning, Preppies, we're given a bittersweet, even eerie Goodbye, Mr. Hip. [2 June 1989, Life, p.1D]
75
A refreshing if obvious drama. [9 June 1989, Friday, p.A]
70
Williams, who has comparatively little screen time, has come to act, not to cut comic riffs, and he does so with forceful, ultimately compelling, simplicity. [June 5, 1989]