Dead Poets Society

Peter Wier, the director of Gallipoli, Witness and The Mosquito Coast brings us another wonderful film. Robin Williams plays an eccentric English teacher, John Keating, who teaches in a prestigious boarding school and inadvertently inspires student, Neil Perry, to pursue his lifelong dream to become an actor. However, that dream is difficult to trail because his father leaves him no choice but to become a doctor. Williams gives a hilarious performance, and the rest of the cast are wonderful as well. The downfall to this film, slight as it is, is the fact that the first three fourths of the film is very funny with a lot of jokes. The last part of the movie is very serious and tear-jerking. There seems to be no apparent reason for the sudden switch. Nevertheless, the film is excellent with a very good story. A good depiction about high school boys "fighting the system". See it!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Alleon Ruggiero, James Waterston

Directed by:

Peter Weir


1989 comedy/drama

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: A

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