Dead Poets Society

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 189 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 189

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  1. NoahN.
    Oct 4, 2004
    0
    No spiritual fufillment occured when I meditated upon this movies message. Hell is not where Williams shall "fertilizing Dasies."
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sure, the heroes and villains are arranged in a convenient moral gallery. But the performances, Weir's adroit direction and John Seale's superb cinematography take care of that banality.
  2. The New Republic
    Reviewed by: Stanley Kauffmann
    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]
  3. Time
    Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    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]