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Summary Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher at a conservative New England prep school who inspires his students and encourages them with the rallying call "carpe diem" (seize the day).

Directed By: Peter Weir

Written By: Tom Schulman

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Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 15 Critic Reviews
79
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 294 User Ratings
8.3
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Summary Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher at a conservative New England prep school who inspires his students and encourages them with the rallying call "carpe diem" (seize the day).

Directed By: Peter Weir

Written By: Tom Schulman

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 15 Critic Reviews
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80% Positive
12 Reviews
20% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 294 User Ratings
8.3
90% Positive
266 Ratings
8% Mixed
23 Ratings
2% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 294 User Ratings
8.3
90% Positive
266 Ratings
8% Mixed
23 Ratings
2% Negative
5 Ratings

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Production Company Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, A Steven Haft Production, Witt/Thomas Productions
Release Date Jun 16, 1989
Duration 2 h 8 m
Rating PG
Tagline He was their inspiration. He made their lives extraordinary.
Academy Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 4 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
4 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 2 Wins & 6 Nominations