By Kerrie Mitchell
Updated March 07, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST
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Credit: Abbot Genser
type
  • Movie

”I believe in music the way some people believe in fairy tales,” says 11-year-old August (Freddie Highmore), a multi-instrumental prodigy searching New York City for his star-crossed parents (Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers) while dodging an unhinged busker (Robin Williams). Actually, August Rush isn’t enough of a fairy tale. Vague realism (bleak orphanage scenes) plus fantastical plot twists (our hero goes to Juilliard and conducts a Central Park concert) produce a muddled series of off-key notes. And the EXTRAS — a cacophony of deleted scenes — aren’t any more melodic. C-

August Rush

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 112 minutes
director
  • Kirsten Sheridan

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