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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41

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  1. Apr 21, 2011
    10
    This is an amazing film! and coming from me its a big thing. I'm not a big fan of Dramas but this film was really touching! Everyone should watch it and it deserves a big 10
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    90
    The execution is crisp and the fundamentals are solid. Like its protagonist, Finding Forrester got game.
  2. 75
    It's rare to see a movie that takes such joy in the power of words, not to create lofty works of art but to effect the simple, necessary translation of what's in one's heart and mind.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    A juicy and gratifying teacher movie (a genre to which I'm partial). The joy in performance shared by Connery and Brown is the big reason.