Dead Poets Society

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    Not the worst of the countless recent movies about good kids and hidebound, authoritatian older people. It may, however, be the most shameless in its attempt to pander to an adolescent audience.
  2. Nicely shot with a good youthful cast.
  3. Beneath the polished surface, Dead Poets Society is moribund at the core - too pat, too safe and too hypocritical, as conformist as the conformity it so easily decries.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 192 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    8
    Although "Dead Poets Society" copies the original book with no prominent changes, It still lives as a classic movie.
  2. Sep 1, 2012
    9
    One of the best movies I watched. It helped me through a lot in my life. Williams was pretty good in that movie - his character made meOne of the best movies I watched. It helped me through a lot in my life. Williams was pretty good in that movie - his character made me rethink everything. I enjoyed the movie from the beginning until the end. And even though I'm a male, I cried at the ending. Full Review »
  3. Apr 2, 2015
    8
    A thought-provoking and emotionally-engaging drama about one simple fact: nobody can teach you how to live your life. A great performance byA thought-provoking and emotionally-engaging drama about one simple fact: nobody can teach you how to live your life. A great performance by Robin Williams. Full Review »